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    • Ben Gurion
    • 29.03.06 | 05:07 (IST)

    If Olmert is indeed interested in evacuating setllements, there is little choice for him but to form the following coalition: Kadima, Labor, Meretz, Pensioners, and Aguda, for a total of 65 seats as of this moment. (One seat might be lost by the time the soldier absentee votes are counted; the young tend to be rightwingers.) To make a stable coalition will help if Shas could come in, but Rabbi Yoseph issues a Halakhic ruling against the Gaza disengagement. Shas cannot support more of the same. Too bad, but not entirely unexpected, that Kadima stumbled towards the end and received many fewer seats than Sharon could have brought. It will cost them much influence in this weak coalition, where both the pensioners and Agudah can threaten departure and loss of Knesset majority. I don't see any civil marriage law coming this term. But this can wait until the peace issue is decided. P.S. Olmert may be too fixated on the idea of keeping his "settlement blocks". No peace under him, probab

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    First published 00:00 29.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 29.03.06
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