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>> A controversial vote in Israel's parliament. With lawmakers setting a higher threshold for any vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians in a peace deal who want the east of the contested city for a future independent state. The amendment now means 80 votes would be required in the 120 seat Knesset to approve any proposal to hand over part of the city to a foreign party.
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Peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians broke down in 2014. And the move could complicate any future negotiations says Reuters Jerusalem bureau chief Steven Farrell.>> This is definitely going to complicate any internal negotiations that an Israeli leader will have with his or her own right wing parties.
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And it's infuriated the Palestinians who were already angry at President Trump's decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Palestinians have come out this morning saying this is effectively declaring war on the Palestinian people on their sacred sites and effectively ending the political process.
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>> The leader of Israel's main opposition party accused right-wing parties of leading the country towards a terrible disaster. But Tuesday's vote could be more about domestic politics for the Israeli prime minister.>> The latest move might gain right-wing support for Mr. Netanyahu, who faces the possibility of criminal indictment against him arising from a long-running police investigation into allegations of corruption.
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He denies any wrong doing, but some believe he might be tempted to call an early parliamentary election, thereby claiming a public mandate for himself and for his policies.>> Parliamentary elections are not due in Israel until November, 2019.