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Israel Cabinet Moves to Ensure Maximum Relief to Unemployed

March 20, 1967
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Minister of Labor Yigal Allon was named by the Cabinet today to a new post as coordinator of the development budget for the next fiscal year, beginning April 1. The Cabinet empowered Mr. Allon to coordinate the development plans in such a way as to ensure the maximum relief to the unemployed in Israel. In coordinating the development plans, Mr. Allon is to consult with the Ministry of Finance on budgetary questions.

Ten of the demonstrators who were arrested last week in Tel Aviv during the demonstration of 5, 000 unemployed workers, were meanwhile ordered held for another eight days today pending further legal action against them. Simultaneously, 12 zealots who were arrested last week in the Jerusalem rock-throwing demonstration against autopsies in Israeli hospitals were ordered held for another five days today in magistrate’s court.

In an unusual development, the committee which organized the riotous demonstration in the center of Jerusalem sent a letter of apology to Police Minister Eliahu Sasson. The letter contained a rare expression of regret from the zealots for the incidents and the injuries to 33 persons, including 20 policemen developing from the melee. Those ordered held included two American Yeshiva students and one Belgian.

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