‘Historic’ nature of Peri bill yet to be tested by reality

08.07.2013                      02.Aw.5773                      Rosch Chodesch

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‘Historic’ nature of Peri bill yet to be tested by reality

Whether or not such symbolism provides the impetus for achievements of greater substance remains to be seen.

As the government approved the Peri Bill for passage to the Knesset on Sunday – a decision lauded by Finance Minister Yair Lapid, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other assorted members of the coalition – independent observers and draft equality campaigners issued a more circumspect perspective on the importance of the proposed law….