Description not available
PM Menahem Begin speaking to press in English, made the following statement: The Cabinet decided to approve the budget proposed by Minister of Finance Simha Erlich. His dear friend Yigal Hurvitz said he could not bear the responsibility for such a decision, that he was going to resign. But the resignation of a minister is being dealt with by the law, by the constitution and Hurvitz has to submit a letter to Begin, after which he has 48 hours for reconsideration. Nothing has happened yet and that is the situation.
Begin walks away from the press and says that there is no crisis.
PM's Spokesman Arieh Na'or made the following statement to the press: The PM doesn't see any political outcomes or importance to the matter of Hurvitz' resignation because the background is an economic one.
Hurvitz being interviewed by reporters
Close-up of Yigal Hurvitz
good coverage & good sound also good dope sheet.
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved