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  7/28/2013, Av 21, 5773

Vote on Talks was 13-7 with 2 Abstentions


Following is the way the cabinet voted, Sunday, on the renewal of direct negotiations with the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the formation of a ministerial committee on the release of security prisoners from the PA.

In favor: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, Minister Yuval Steinitz and Interior Minister Gid'on Sa'ar of the Likud Party, Finance Minister Yair Lapid, Education Minister Shai Piron, Health Minister Yael German, Welfar Minister Meir Cohen and Science Minister Ya'akov Perry (Yesh Atid), Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Environment Minister Amir Peretz (Hatenu'a), and Public Safety Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch and Immigrant Absorption Minister Sofa Landver (Yisrael Beyteinu).

Against:  Minister Naftali Bennett, Senior Citizens Minister Uri Orbach, Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Habayit Hayehudi), Minister Gil'ad Erdan and Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud), and Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir and Tourism Minister Uzi Landau (Yisrael Beyteinu).

Abstaining: Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat, Minister Silvan Shalom (Likud)