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December 17, 2002
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Israel’s Labor Party decided to abstain in this week’s final votes on the nation’s 2003 budget. Responding to criticism that Labor pulled out of the unity government over the budget, Labor Party Amram Mitzna said it is important for the budget to pass because of the economic crisis, but that Labor could not support measures that hurt poorer Israelis.

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