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June 9, 2006
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Israel passed its 2006 state budget. The $61 billion spending package was approved Wednesday in second and final readings by the Knesset, after a six-month delay. The 35-22 vote was a coup for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who has been facing growing opposition from his biggest partner in the coalition government, the Labor Party.

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