Binyamin Netanyahu-Silvan Shalom rift intensifies

17.10.2011                      19.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 3

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Binyamin Netanyahu-Silvan Shalom rift intensifies

PM, Vice PM disagree on Trajtenberg plan; Shalom left out of Safed ceremony celebrating first medical school in the North.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu scored political victories when he passed both the Gilad Schalit deal and the Trachtenberg Committee’s recommendations by wide margins last week, and now he appears out to settle a political score with his Likud rival, Vice Premier Silvan Shalom.
Shalom was the only Likud minister who voted against endorsing Trachtenberg’s plan to help the middle class. He cited professional reasons for his vote, including the plan’s failure to allocate funding for the poorer sectors and the periphery, represented by the Negev and Galilee Development Ministry he heads….