JERUSALEM (Sep. 3)
Moshe Dayan and Mordechai Ben Porat may face ouster from the Labor Party for voting against the interim pact with Egypt in the Knesset today in violation of party discipline. Party whip Moshe Wertman said earlier that any Laborite who voted against the government should be ousted. The former Defense Minister and Ben Porat, both members of Labor’s Rafi wing, joined the opposition Likud in rejecting the accord. Negative votes were also cast by Yehuda Ben Meir and Zevulun Hammer, leaders of the National Religious Party’s “Young Guard.” Today’s debate was the first time in the history of the Knesset that all of its 120 members were present in the chamber.