Friday, June 08, 2012

Bibi's Government

Dry Bones cartoon:Bibi, Netanyahu, Knesset, West Bank, Judea, Samaria, Coalition, unity government,
If you don't understand today's Dry Bones cartoon, I'll explain.

Here in Israel we've just had a major political battle ...and the Prime Minister demonstrated the power of a broad government to actually govern!

The details are below as reported by the Jerusalem Post:

Knesset rejects Ulpana bill 69-22
"By a vote of 69-22, the Knesset has rejected the bill proposed for retroactively legalizing a number of West Bank outposts, including the Ulpana outpost.
Notable from the vote was the absence of Science and Technology Minister Daniel Herschkowitz and Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein from the vote.
Both ministers had previously publicly declared that they would vote for the bill even though they would be fired from their cabinet positions.
Despite their public declarations, ultimately they absented themselves from the vote"

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