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Ben Gurion Defends Decision to Drop Ministers Who Boycott Sessions of Cabinet

February 28, 1950
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Premier David Ben Gurion today appeared before the Knesset Legal Committee to defend the Cabinet’s decision automatically accepting the resignation of any Minister who boycotts a meeting of the Cabinet.

Members of the Parliamentary committee considered the Cabinet resolution “unorthodox.” Defending the resolution, the Premier said that its adoption was necessary in order to prevent further hampering of the work of the Cabinet.

Meanwhile, the Mapai and the Religious Bloc have entered into negotiations in an attempt to arrive at a new formula on education in the immigrant camps. These negotiations may cause postponement of further debate on the Cabinet resolution.

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