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      Archive: 1/17/2009

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        1/17/2009, Tevet 21, 5769

      Cabinet Passes Unilateral Ceasefire

      The cabinet has voted to accept a unilateral ceasefire in Gaza. Two ministers voted against the proposal and one abstained from voting.

      The final draft of the resolution has not yet been released. Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Ehud Barak will appear in public at approximately 11 p.m. to explain the decision.