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  3/31/2008, Adar Bet 24, 5768

Olmert's Cabinet Meets In Cave To Support Environment


Prime Minister Ehud Olmert convened his Cabinet in a Galilean nature reserve Sunday to show support for environmental awareness in Israel. 

Instead of their regular weekly meeting in Israel's capital city, the cabinet met in a large cave in Beit Shearim, a nature reserve housing the tomb of Talmudic sage Yehuda Hanassi.

Olmert said the meeting hoped "to tell all of the country's citizens that we love the country and its natural resources, and that these must be safeguarded as a matter of routine."  During the meeting, the cabinet passed two resolutions earmarking funds for camping sites and bicycle tracks in Israel.