Gov't Approved Trajtenberg Report on Socio-Economic Reforms
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said after the vote: "I made a promise and stood by it. The Trajtenberg Report is good for the citizens of Israel."
The vote Sunday is a face saver for Netanyahu, who suffered a rare setback last week when he failed to get a ministerial majority to approve the report, despite a 9-hour marathon of political pressure and maneuvers.
Yisrael Beitenu was expected to support the report, despite opposing it last week. The change came about when certain changes were made in it, including increased benefits for army veterans and working families, at the expense of families with many children.