Israeli Arab legislators vowed to oppose Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in all Knesset votes, except those pertaining to the peace process. The move came after Netanyahu declared that matters of national importance could only be determined by a majority of “Zionist” parties. Netanyahu made the statement after he survived a no-confidence vote in the Knesset linked to a budget bill. A decision by Arab legislators to abstain from the vote enabled the bill to pass by a razor-thin majority of one.
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