Levy Demands That Druckman Be Recalled from the U.S.

Deputy Premier and Housing Minister David Levy, who presided over today’s Cabinet meeting, suggested that Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Rabbi Haim Druckman should be recalled home from the United States. Druckman is presently in the U.S. as part of a six-member delegation representing the “Movement to Halt the Withdrawal from Sinai” trying to convince American Jews that withdrawal from Sinai threatens the security and survival of Israel.

Levy said he thought it wrong for a Deputy Minister to act abroad against government policy. Interior Minister Yosef Burg and Education Minister Zevulun Hammer, the two ministers representing Druckman’s National Religious Party in the Cabinet, pointed out that he was scheduled to return home this week, anyway. The Cabinet decided to send the minutes of the meeting on this point to Premier Menachem Begin for his consideration.

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