Netanyahu granted authority to declare war ‘in extreme situations’ with only defense minister’s approval – Israel News – Haaretz.com

The Knesset voted late Monday in favor of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s request to grant him the authority to declare war with only the defense minister’s approval in extreme situations.

Netanyahu made the request in the morning during a debate on a bill aimed at transferring responsibility for declaring war from the full cabinet to the smaller security cabinet. The joint committee of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee rejected his request but it was later voted for by the Knesset plenum.

via Netanyahu granted authority to declare war ‘in extreme situations’ with only defense minister’s approval – Israel News – Haaretz.com

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