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        11/19/2012, Kislev 5, 5773

      Carmel Fire Petition Against Steinitz, Yishai Rejected


      A three-judge panel of the Supreme Court rejected, Monday, a petition by the Movement for Quality Government to oust Interior Minister Eli Yishai and Treasurer Yuval Steinitz over the criticisim they received in the state comptroller's report on the Carmel Ridge Fire of 2010.

      Judge Uzi Fogelman, who wrote the court's opinion, said the decision on keeping or dismissing the ministers was that of the prime minister, who has a wide range of reasonable behavior in such matters.