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        5/21/2012, Iyar 29, 5772

      C'tee OKs Raising Marriage Age from 17 to 18

      The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee approved, Monday, a bill by Likud Knesset members Yariv Levin and Gila Gamliel to raise the age of marriage from 17 to 18. Levin said, "Approval of the law will save thousands of girls from forced marriages, poverty and violence."

      The measure now goes to the Knesset for its first reading.