By Palestine Chronicle Staff
The Knesset (Israeli Parliament) voted in favor of a request by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to declare war in ‘extreme situations’ without the backing of the security cabinet.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) May 1, 2018
The proposal was voted into law by 62 Knesset members against 41 who opposed it.
— SouthFront (@southfronteng) May 1, 2018
According to Haaretz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the request earlier in the day, and it was rejected by the joint committee of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee.
Full text of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech on Iran’s massive nuclear program https://t.co/Cju8a8kYdC
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) May 1, 2018
The Knesset plenum voted in favor of his proposal after Netanyahu claimed that Israel’s intelligence service had obtained secret information about an Iranian nuclear weapons programme.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 1, 2018
However, the United Nations’ nuclear agency rejected claims from Netanyahu that Iran’s government is conducting nuclear weapons research in secret.