The Prime Minister and the Israeli defense Minister lack the authority to declare war
TEL AVIV, 17 Jul — RIA Novosti. Israeli parliamentarians abolished the legal rule, which gives the Prime Minister and the defense Minister the right to emergency cases alone make the decision on the Declaration of war, reported the press service of the Knesset.
By a majority of votes deputies have left such powers in the least military-political Cabinet — forum key members of the government.
“Repealed provision that allowed the Prime Minister and the defense Minister himself to declare war,” — said in a press release.
The amendment to the law “On government”, in effect since April 30, allowed such an option “in cases of emergency when you cannot wait for the convening of a quorum”. A new decision of the Knesset, negate the requirement for quorum, which was defined in half of the members of the military-political Cabinet.
The amendment was voted by 77 MPs out of 120, voted against 16.