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MK demands urgent meeting over Christian school funding

Zionist Union MK Erel Margalit has written a letter to the Knesset Education Committee requesting an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis over Christian school funding.

The country’s Roman Catholic-run system of 47 schools, serving some 33,000 mostly Arab Muslim students, has faced deep budget cuts, and administrators have refused to open the school year in protest.

Earlier in the day, some 2,500 people rallied outside the Prime Minister’s Office demanding a solution to the issue.

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