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  Iyar 15, 5773 , 24/05/13

Report: Piron will Vote Against Amar-Ariel Deal

Education Minister Shai Piron is expected to vote against what is being called the Amar-Ariel deal, which would change the law to allow Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Ya'akov Ariel to run for Chief Rabbi of Israel, according to a Friday report by the Yisrael Hayom daily. The deal would allow Rabbi Amar to run by amending the law, which prohibits a chief rabbi from running for re-election. Rabbi Ariel would be allowed to run under an amendment that puts a ceiling of 70 years old running for the position. The amendments are scheduled to be discussed on Sunday by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation.

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