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DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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rime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
said Tuesday that Israel needs polit-
ical stability and that a new agree-
ment between the (conservative) Likud and
(centrist) Kadima parties will pave the way
for the broadest national unity government
in Israel's history.
Speaking at a joint press conference with
Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz, Netanyahu
said, "I was ready to go to elections [Sept.
4]. But when I learned that a very broad
government can be established, the broadest
in Israel's history, I realized that stability can
be restored. That is why I have decided to
form a broad national unity government."
His statements were briefly disrupted by
Member of Knesset Nitzan Horowitz of the
left-wing Meretz party who yelled, "This is
pure corruption" and "You have no shame.
You have broken the shame barrier." He was
escorted out of the room.
One of the main clauses in the unity
agreement refers to the Tal Law, which
provides military exemptions for some
Orthodox yeshivah students. Likud and
Kadima have agreed to work toward legislat-
ing a law "that will regulate an equal and fair
division of the burden among the various
sectors in Israeli society"
They have pledged to do this by July 31 in
accordance with a High Court of Justice rul-
ing. The agreement stated that a team led by
Kadima will draft the bill.
Outlining the unity government's goals,
Netanyahu pointed to four objectives: "To
bring a just and egalitarian alternative to
the Tal Law; a responsible budget that will

Benjamin Netanyahu and Shaul Mofaz at

their joint press conference in the wee

hours of Tuesday morning.

address the State of Israel's needs; to change
the government system; and to try to pro-
mote a responsible peace process where
security is maintained."
He said that a broad national unity gov-
ernment is good for security, the economy,
the society and the Israeli people. Netanyahu
ended his statements with the words: "Shaul,
welcome aboard."
Addressing the press conference, Mofaz
explained his decision to join Netanyahu's
government. "There are moments in a
nation's life that it is called to make serious
decisions. I believe that the time has come
to change world orders. This is a historic
move of national unity, which is important
for the state's future. A coalition of 94 MKs
[members of Knesset] will better handle the
challenges."
Mofaz criticized former Kadima
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Netanyahu's government after the last elec-
tions."Kadima was not part of a unity gov-
ernment; that was a historic mistake which
we are correcting."
Asked to explain his relationship with
Netanyahu, whom he had in the past called
a liar, Mofaz said: "We have put that behind
us!'
Mofaz and Netanyahu said that the elec-
tions will be held at the original date of early
November 2013.

Jazzalot Concert To Aid Local Cancer Patients

The sixth annual Jazzalot: Music for the
Soul cancer benefit concert will take
place Tuesday, May 22, at Temple Israel in
West Bloomfield. The concert will again
feature George "Saxman" Benson, the Cliff
Monear Trio and the young musicians of
the DSO Civic Jazz Ensemble.
Living for Music Inc. and Temple
Israel are sponsoring the concert with
all the proceeds going to assist cancer
patients. Living for Music was founded
by Elaine Greenberg, a professional

singer, cantorial
soloist and
12-year ovarian
cancer survivor.
Admission is
$30. Tickets are
available at the
door or by check George "Saxman"
to Living for
Benson
Music Inc., 34056
W. 13 Mile, Farmington Hills, MI 48331.
For information, call (248) 661-6344.

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The three expert jewelry and antique
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time with each person to evaluate
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The cost is $6 for one item and $15
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