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  11/7/2011, Cheshvan 10, 5772

Committee OKs Free First Year at Jerusalem Colleges

The Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee approved, Monday, a proposal that would provide government financing for the first year at institutions of higher learning in Jerusalem to veterans of the military and national volunteer service.

Similar arrangements are already in place for Ashkelon, Judea and Samaria, the Negev and the Galilee, where financing for discharged soldiers was approved in February. The bill returns to the full Knesset for votes required on its second and third reading before it can become law.