JERUSALEM (Jan. 23)
The anticipated crisis in the Israel Cabinet was averted today when a decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting to instruct its special committee dealing with the education issue in the immigrant camps to explore all possible avenues for bringing about improvement in the education of the children there.
The Cabinet today reiterated its stand that religious coercion in the educational system in the immigrant camps will not be tolerated. The special committee is headed by Premier David Ben Gurion and is composed of representatives of Laborite and religious groups.
Another explosive issue was removed today when the Cabinet decided to appoint a committee of three to investigate the causes of a strike of metal workers and to establish better relations between the workers and employers in the industry. The committee was instructed to submit its report to the Cabinet within a month.
The Finance Committee of the Israel Parliament unanimously approved an application by the Jewish Agency to the government asking it to guarantee a million pound loan required for the continuation of the Agency’s work in the immigrant camps.