Cabinet passes free preschool plan

Government adds NIS 3 billion to defense budget but puts ministry under tighter supervision.

January 8, 2012 23:17
Steinitz (L), Netanyahu, Sa'ar at edu. press

Steinitz (L), Netanyahu, Sa'ar at edu. press conference_311. (photo credit: Moshe Milner/GPO)


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A day of intense political horse trading ended Sunday with the cabinet approving significant budget cuts in all ministries – except the Defense Ministry – to finance free preschool education for all children aged three and above.

The move will now have to be approved by the Knesset.

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