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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Peretz threatens coalition crisis over Friedmann's court limitation bill

'Defense' Minister Amir Comrade Peretz is threatening a coalition crisis over new Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann's efforts to limit the 'Supreme Court's' power to annul legislation passed by the Knesset.
Peretz met with Friedmann on Monday and told him that Labor would vigorously oppose the bill, which he said violated a clause in the coalition agreement ensuring the maintenance of the status quo on the power of the courts.

"The bill is against the defense minister's outlook," Peretz's spokesman said. "Coalition crises are things that develop. Whether this will lead to one is a matter of speculation."
Yes, of course Peretz opposes the bill. As the head of the Histadrut General Labor Federation (think the AFL-CIO, the Teamsters and the Mafia rolled into one organization), Peretz and his predecessors and successors have routinely shut down the entire country with 'general strikes' that have been upheld by the 'Supreme Court.' On the other hand, when the revenants tried to block a highway intersection, the Court allowed the police to go bash their heads in (literally).

But Peretz is considered such a joke these days that even his own party does not take him seriously:
Other Labor ministers also said they opposed the bill, but they criticized Peretz for repeatedly issuing empty threats.
You expect anything but empty threats from a windbag?


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