Tax break bill for 33 Golan neighborhoods passes 1st hurdle

February 10, 2010 16:42


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The Knesset on Wednesday approved the preliminary reading of a bill to give tax breaks to another 33 Golan neighborhoods.

The 67 coalition members and several Kadima MKs - who were led by the party’s No. 2 Shaul Mofaz - voted in favor of the bill, sponsored by MK Eli Aflalo.

Meanwhile, 13 Kadima MKs, including opposition leader Tzipi Livni, opposed the bill.

Livni cited the current tensions with Syria for her objection, saying the time was not right for such a move.

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