Source close to defense minister on cabinet decision not to vote on MK Majadele's ministerial appointment: Olmert is intervening in Labor's affairs, and there is also a racial matter here. Majadele is Arab, and this is why they do not want to appoint him
A source close to Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Sunday of the decision not to bring the ministerial appointment of Arab Knesset Member Raleb Majadele before the cabinet for approval, "(Prime Minister Ehud) Olmert is intervening in Labor's internal affairs, and there is also a racial matter here. Majadele is an Arab, and this is why they do not want to appoint him."
They added that Israel Our Home leader Minister Avigdor Lieberman has demanded that his party be allotted an extra portfolio and Olmert needs to make a decision.
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