Likud, Joint List join forces to outvote coalition in bill on Arab teachers

The Knesset has approved by the narrowest of margins a bill proposed by the opposition to form a parliamentary committee to review the assignment of Arab teachers in the education system, amid complaints of high unemployment among Arab teachers.

The bill, proposed by the Joint List’s MK Ahmad Tibi, was passed 47-46, with the coalition opposing.

The bill saw Likud and Haredi factions cooperate with the Joint List to pass the bill, with the former likely chiefly concerned with embarrassing the government.

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