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Likud-UTJ meeting ends abruptly

A meeting between representatives of Likud and United Torah Judaism ended abruptly this afternoon when representatives of the ultra-Orthodox party left the room, NRG reports.

According to UTJ officials, the Likud representatives said child subsidies will be raised upon winning Knesset approval, and not retroactively from the beginning of 2015 as UTJ demands.

UTJ officials claim Likud is reneging on its promises, but MK Ze’ev Elkin, Likud’s representative to the coalition negotiations with UTJ, says no such promise has been made.

On the other hand, Kulanu representatives told NRG yesterday (Monday) that the last meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon was successful and that there are no more pending issues. The Kulanu officials say that as far as the party is concerned, a coalition agreement can be signed.

Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon (Photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon (Photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
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