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        6/3/2012, Sivan 13, 5772

      Steinitz: For Authorization but Voting with Coalition


      Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said, Sunday evening, that he supports legislation to authorize as-yet unauthorized Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (Shomron). He said such legislation is needed to keep threats to individual communities - such as the Ulpana Neighborhood in the Binyamin-region community of Beit El - from continually popping up.

      Dr. Steinitz told reporters he would vote the way the coalition votes, explaining that he has done so consistently.