Mansour Abbas demands: No pro-LGBT laws

Ahead of deadline to form government, United Arab List demands center-left parties compromise on LGBT issues as condition for support.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Mansour Abbas
Mansour Abbas

United Arab List (Ra'am) Chairman MK Mansour Abbas has stated his demands insisted that the new government not include in its basic principles any laws which support the LGBT community.

The proposed government would be comprised of seven parties: Yesh Atid, Yamina, Yisrael Beytenu, Labor, Meretz, Blue and White, and New Hope. However, since it would only number 57 MKs, it would require outside support, which Yesh Atid has requested that the United Arab List, with its four seats, provide.

Abbas' demands will require that several of the center-left parties significantly compromise on the LGBT issue if they wish to form a government without Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Another of Abbas' demands, which is still under discussion, includes the cancellation of the Kaminetz Law and the normalization of the illegal construction in the Arab sector.

Two other issues which the parties still disagree on are the division of the position of Attorney General, and whether Yesh Atid or New Hope should receive the Communications Ministry.