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A Costly Win

For Shinui, the price of entering government might be its ideals.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/a_costly_win_20030228

Since the start of Israel's election campaign last October, the flamboyant leader of the secular-rights Shinui Party had been promising a secular revolution in Israel. This week Yosef "Tommy" Lapid seemed to have a golden opportunity to fulfill his promises when Shinui -- which became Israel's third largest party after the Jan. 28 elections -- agreed to join Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new Likud-led government.

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