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  6/14/2012, Sivan 24, 5772

Report: Erdan and Simchon Tried to Oust Elkin

Environmental Protection Minister Gilan Erdan and Communications Minister Shalom Simchon joined together in an attempt to oust Member of Knesset Ze'ev Elkin (Likud) as chairman of the ruling coalition, according to a Thursday evening report by Channel 10 television.

The attempt came following the fall of legislation intended to save the Ulpana neighborhood in the Binyamin-region Jewish community of Beit El from being uprooted under a Supreme Court order. Elkin voted for the legislation, prompting the two ministers to express sentiments against him in their discussions with other Likud Knesset members and party activists.