THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS'
6 Friday, July 11, 1981
Navon Charges Begin With the Task of Forming Government
(Continued from Page 1)
Some elements of the
NRP were reported Wed-
nesday to be insisting that
the party demand a guaran-
tee from Begin that the
amendment will be adopted
as its price for joining his
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agreement with Begin to
coalition. The NRP is under defunct
enter his two-man Telem
heavy pressure from the Movement, who has re-
Haifa Mayor Arye Gurel faction into a Likud coali-
chief rabbinate and from tired from politics.
has threatened to operate
Moshe Nissim, another the city-owned Carmelit tion. •
the Lubavitcher Rebbe,
Dayan's bargaining posi-
Menahem Schneerson in Liberal front-runner, will subway on the Sabbath if
New York, to hold out for a stay on as Justice Minister. the Aguda Israel Party gets tion is weakened by the fact
commitment to amend the Energy Minister Yitzhak its way and persuades the that Begin can muster a
Modai is expected by in- incoming government to try 61-seat majority in partner-
sources to be in- and halt public transport in ship with the three religious
The focus shifted to the
parties — the NRP, Aguda
NRP after the ultra- stalled as Minister of Corn- Haifa on Shabat.
Israel and Aharon Abu Hat-
Orthodox Aguda Israel's merce, a promotion in
Political observers here zeira's Tami. The latter,
"Council of Sages" took a cabinet ranks, albeit a believe that the National which won three Knesset
surprisingly moderate slight one.
Religious Party and the seats and represents
position agreeing not to
By ' aw, Begin has 21 days Aguda Israel will ulti- Sephardic Jews, is tradi-
press the issue in coali- after he is formally asked to mately agree to join a tionalist rather than
form a government. If he Likud-led coalition gov- strictly religious like AD
They did so after Begin cannot, he is allowed an ex- ernment even if Premier other two.
Menahem Begin declines to
declared flatly this week tension of 21 days.
Dayan's basic platform
If no government can be meet their demands.
that he would not force the
calls on Israel to imple-
non-Orthodox members of put together by the expira-
The Labor Party has ment autonomy unilater-
his party to support the tion of the two 21-day flatly rejected proposals ally if no agreement can
amendment which- has periods, the president then from several sources be reached with Egypt
drawn angry protests from has the choice of either ask- that it join with Likud to and the Palestinians. He
leaders of Reform and Con- ing somebody else to try or form a national unity believes that perpetua-
servative Judaism here and of notifying the Knesset government.
tion of the present mili-
abroad. Observers believe that he sees no chance of
Convinced that the ex- tary occupation will re-
that Begin and the Aguda forming a government in tremely close results of the sult in increasing and
will agree to "try their best" which case the Knesset may June 30 elections show that endless hostility and vio-
to have the amendment vote to dissolve itself and at least half the population lence in the territories.
adopted without any com- call new elections. The rejects the policies advo-
He also reportedly wants
mitment from Begin on process has no time limit cated by Premier Menahem Begin to appoint him minis-
under the law.
Begin and that there is ter. in charge of the au-
Begin warned, how- therefore no mandate for a tonomy talks with Egypt
Leaders of the Liberal
Party, meanwhile, ap- ever, that he would call national unity regime, and the U.S.
peared less concerned with for new elections if he Labor is mobilizing its
Begin, for his part, has
issues than with obtaining failed to form a govern- forces to establish a power- indicated that he intends to
portfolios in the new Begin ment by the end of the ful opposition bloc in the keep the NRP's Yosef Burg
cabinet. They have already first 21-day period. Begin Knesset.
in that position fail, the
been barred from the most won 48 of the 120 seats,
The national unity idea Camp David accords permit
powerful posts which are re- while the Labor Party was reportedly raised by Israel to continue the status
served for Herut hardliners. took 47.
Zevulun Hammer, a leader quo.
Meanwhile, the Agudat of the National Religious
Ariel Sharon, the most voc-
iferous hawk in the outgo- Israel movement has de- Party, at a meeting with
ing government, is virtually manded the amendment of Labor Party chairman Shi-
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vision in the Law of Return,
The Labor Alignment
government began to line up key posi-
Foreign Minister Yitzhak increased
Shamir and Finance Minis- funds for religious institu- tions in the new Knesset. It
ter Yoram Aridor are ex- tions, a strict ban on Sab-
is reportedly seeking to in-
pected to retain those posts bath work except for secu- stall former Police Minister
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and Yaacov Meridor, a mil- rity and medical personnel, Shlomo Hillel as Speaker of
lionaire businessman and a ban on the sale of pork the Knesset, replacing
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two of the Knesset's most
Simha Ehrlich, has been
powerful committees —
promised that he will re- Three people were killed Defense and Foreign Af-
main deputy premier, an and eight were wounded in fairs and the Finance
office he shared in the a Katyusha rocket attack on Committee. The latter is
last government with the coastal resort town of also demanded by the
Yigael Yadin of the now Nahariya Wednesday. Roc- four-member Aguda Is-
kets fired by Palestinian
terrorists based in Lebanon rael party as part of its
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or riding in cars, Israel Dayan would reach an
The attack followed a
heavy Israeli air raid on
Palestinian targets near
Damour south of Beirut
Tuesday. It was the third Is-
raeli air attack over Leba-
non since the weekend.
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