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Likud convenes to discuss Gantz’s compromise proposal on bill for IDF veterans’ scholarships

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) speaks during a Likud faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem on November 20, 2019. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) speaks during a Likud faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem on November 20, 2019. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

The Likud party is convening a meeting to discuss the 11th-hour compromise proposal by Defense Minister Benny Gantz aimed at passing legislation providing scholarships for IDF combat veterans.

The original legislation offered to cover two-thirds of tuition costs for recently discharged soldiers. The Likud party refused to back the measure, saying it would only do so if 100 percent of the tuition costs were covered.

In a last-minute move, just before the vote was about to be held in the Knesset, Gantz told the plenum that he was prepared to alter the bill so that it would cover 75% of tuition costs.

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