Sunday, October 29, 2006

I-38 Olmert ... Neck out of noose.... Back in POWER

Israeli Labor votes to stay in gov't
Talks on new Israeli government
JERUSALEM - Israel's dovish Labor Party bent its ideology Sunday and voted to stay in Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government, despite his intention to add an ultra-hawkish party to his ruling coalition.

The vote clears the way for Olmert to bring hard-liner Avigdor Lieberman and his party into the government, giving the premier a large cushion of parliamentary support with the approach of crucial votes, including the state budget. In the past, Lieberman has called for bombing Iran, Egypt and Palestinian population centers, as well as drawing Israel's borders to exclude most of its Arab citizens.


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