Rebel MKs from the right threatened not to vote with the coalition and the NGO Law is expected to be discussed. It is possible that Yisrael Beiteinu will permit the law to pass but the crisis surrounding the disputed house in Hebron continues.

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The Knesset will vote today on the first reading of Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked’s NGO Law, which declares that every NGO that receives over half of their budget from foreign governments or other foreign bodies, must publish this information. The law is expected to affect mainly left wing NGOs. However, not all of the MKs from the coalition are expected to vote with the coalition because of the divisions over the evacuated home in Hebron.

At least 2 MKs from the Likud and 1 from the Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi intend to prevent the voting. MK Bezalel Smotrich, MK Ayoob Kara, and MK Oren Hazan announced that they will not vote with the government until the Hebron house dispute is solved. Mk Tzachi Hanegbi will be absent from the voting for he is abroad. However, MKs from Yisrael Beiteinu will likely vote with the coalition and will provide the safety net needed in order to pass the law.