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Knesset passes Jerusalem Law
Knesset passes Jeruslalem-Golan National Referendum Law

The Knesset passed a bill on Monday evening that would require a referendum before any land officially under Israeli sovereignty is surrendered, naming specifically the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem. 65 MKs voted in favor of the bill while 33 opposed it.

Prior to the vote, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office rejected the idea that the referendum law would hurt the chances for peace negotiations between Israel and its neighbors.

"A referendum prevents an irresponsible agreement and on the other hand makes it possible to achieve a strong public backing for an agreement that will respond to Israel's national interests," said Netanyahu.

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