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Cabinet Gets Knesset's
56-36 Confidence Vote
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JERUSALEM—The Israel Parliament resumed its session Monday after a lengthy
summer recess and promptly gave the Ben-Gurion government, as recently reshuffled,
a vote of confidence. The vote was 56 to support the government, 36 against and eight
The session was opened-by Premier Ben-Gurion, who, in a short report, stated that
the Agudas Israel leader, Rabbi I. M. Lewin, had resigned as Minister of Welfare and
that Rabbi Mordecai Nurok of the Mizrachi had entered the Cabinet as Minister of
Posts, Telegraph and Telephone. The Premier also indicated that . he might have
further Cabinet changes to bring to the Knesset in the near future. He also read an ex-
change of letters on the resignation which had passed between Rabbi Lewin and himself.
This Nation's reverent blessings to our next President,
Dwight D. Eisenhower, are accompanied by the prayer that
the Supreme Ruler grant him strength to face the chal-
lenges of his high office. May the Almighty shield him and
protect him against all dangers.
In the course of the debate which preceded the vote of confidence, Rabbi Lewin told the
house that the Premier's Mapai party- had broken its pledges to the orthodox parties and had
upset the status quo on which the coalition was based. fie said that despite the fact that his
party had not agreed with a number of decisions of the majority within the government it
had abided by them because it had assumed responsibility within the "partnership."
"But when Ben-Gurion decided—nobody knows why—to 'introduce state education and to
conscript orthodox women, he thought he was free of his obligations to the partnership," Rabbi
Lewin charged. He added that the Agudah would not re-enter the cabinet unless the Premier
retreated on bOth of these points.
The Premier coil.cluded the debate by stating that the coalition had agreed to postpone
the conscription of orthodox women for one year and that the year was now up. Replying
to Rabbi Lewin he said that the majority could not submit to being overruled by a minority.
Dr. Peretz Bernstein, leader of the General Zionists, the largest party in the opposition,
said that the "marginal changes" in the cabinet would not help the present goyernment
enlarge its mass base which he said was "pitifully" narrow.
This base, he insisted, will not assure the stability which is. "so badly needed in the present
economic crisis." He questioned how long the government could continue to go along dependent
upon donations from abroad
Itzhak Ben Aharon, representing the Mapam, left wing socialist opposition, attacked the
Mapai for the formation ,pf a coalition supported by religious elements for whose support the
"price was small now but would increase later." He charged that the Mapai-led government had
failed in its "ingathering of 'the exiles" policy, had failed to absorb the immigrants who
have arrived here and that its foreign policy was also a failure.
Show Them the Way to Their Heritage
Our children's trust is a precious thing. They pattern their lives after
ours. We can guide them towards the better things in life and towards
an understanding of the values of their traditions. The wind-up of the
United Hebrew Schools' observance of Education Month should be a
signal for all-year-round dedication to Jewish learning.
The Jewish News dedicates this
issue to the United Hebrew
Schools on the occasion of the
wind-up of annual Education
Month. Occurring during the
annual observance of the na-
tionwide Religion in American
Life Program, we join in urging
the advancement of efforts to
strengthen our spiritual values,
as Jews and as Americans.
Discussion of major educational needs
by nationally prominent educators, Page
20. Special articles by Bernard Isaacs
and Albert Elazar, Page 4.
MARCH 27, 1992