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Likud says will oppose tuition bill for IDF vets unless scholarships fully funded

Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud says the party will vote unanimously against a coalition bill to help pay tuition for recently released Israeli troops.

In a statement, Likud says it will only back the proposed legislation if it is amended to fully fund the scholarships of the former soldiers, an offer the faction says the coalition rejected. The party adds it will propose an amendment to add NIS 50 million ($15 million).

“If the coalition shoots down our objection, we’ll oppose the law,” Likud says.

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