Cabinet passes Trajtenberg report

Vote comes a week after PM failed to muster necessary majority; Netanyahu backs Steinitz in dispute with Barak, Gantz over cuts to defense budget

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
October 9, 2011 17:18
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Prof. Trajtenberg hands recommendations to PM Neta

Prof. Trajtenberg hands recommendations to PM Netanyahu [file]. (photo credit: GPO)

 
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The cabinet handily passed the Trajtenberg Committee report on Sunday, a week after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was forced to step back from bringing the report to a vote because he did not have a cabinet majority.

The far-reaching recommendations on socioeconomic change prompted by the summer’s massive protests passed by a 21-8 vote, with the five Israel Beiteinu ministers joining forces with most of the Likud ministers to vote in favor of the recommendations.

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