Links: | Ha'aretz |December 1 (Day 336, Ai): The Israeli government of Ariel Sharon ran its course today after his proposed budget was soundly defeated 69-43 in the Knesset. After the humiliating defeat, Sharon fired five ministers of the Shinui Party for voting against the bill. That leaves Sharon with only 40 supporters, all members of his own Likud Party. The Shinui members rejected the budget because it included large sums to orthodox religious parties to secure their support. Sharon will now be forced to try to form a governing coalition with the Labor Party.
The vote against Sharon's budget of 69-43 means: Running the course (69) and fulfillment (43). His government ran its course. The five Shinui members joined the opposition based upon integrity, which is a kind of synonym for fulfillment. The number, 5, stands for a giant, such as Baal. Sharon was left with 40 supporters, the number for maximum divine discipline.
It was December 1, where the 12th month represents the authority of God and one is for unity. It was Day 336, for Ai, where Israel was defeated due to lack of integrity in the Army - lusting after the spoils. The defeat of the Sharon budget was based upon an accusation of lack of integrity associated with funds in the budget.
Links: | CNN | AP |President Bush finished his Canada trip after meeting today with Prime Minister Paul Martin in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The President was trying to improve relations with Canada. Yet, a weather elephant lurked overhead, the symbol of a demon Commander, such as Baal. The trunk of the elephant stretched through Florida and joined another elephant over Texas, the home state of President Bush.
Tropical Storm Otto, meaning wealth or fortune, was in the Atlantic. It brewed yesterday to herald the demise of the Israeli governing coalition.