Israeli minister quits over report


An Israeli Cabinet minister resigned over the Lebanon war inquiry. Eitan Cabel, a minister without porfolio from the Labor Party, announced he was quitting Tuesday to protest the prime minister’s leadership.

“I cannot sit in a government that is headed by Ehud Olmert,” Cabel told reporters.

Olmert, who heads the ruling Kadima Party, has vowed to stay in office despite the report issued Monday by the Winograd Commission of inquiry that held him responsible for the failings of last year’s war against Hezbollah.

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