This article by Anshel Pfeffer is published by Haaretz . Here is an excerpt:
On Monday evening, while the coalition leaders were trying to cajole Mazen Ghanaim and Ghaide Rinawie Zoabi not to vote against the West Bank regulations law, there were intriguing movements in another corridor of the Knesset.
Representatives of the coalition were repeatedly seen entering the office of United Torah Judaism MK Yisrael Eichler, who was meeting there with other members of the Belz Hasidic community’s political committee. Could it be that the ultra-Orthodox lawmaker was the coalition’s secret weapon with which to break the tie and pass the law?
In the end, there was no tie, as Ghanaim and Rinawie Zoabi voted against it, while the three other members of the United Arab List, Ghanaim’s party, abstained. So Eichler couldn’t have changed anything. And he denies everything, anyway.
Read the full article here.