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        8/12/2007, Av 28, 5767

      Yishai is Second Minister to Leave Cabinet Meeting


      Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Eli Yishai was the second cabinet minister to walk out of the weekly Sunday meeting over the 2008 budget.

      Yishai said Sunday morning that he would not support the budget in its current form and promised representatives of the Israel Association for Disabled Persons that his party would oppose the budget in the Knesset as well.

      Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz earlier in the day walked out of the meeting over cuts to the Road Safety Authority budget.