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        7/12/2013, Av 5, 5773

      Special Jewish Home Faction Meeting on Yeshiva Cuts


      Arutz Sheva has learned that Knesset members of Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) are expected to hold a special, closed-door meeting, Monday afternoon, to discuss funding cuts to religious Zionist yeshivas. The meeting was scheduled against the backdrop of tension that followed an announcement by Members of Knesset Motti Yogev, Yoni Chetboun, Orit Struk and Ze'ev Kalfa that they won't vote for the budget without a solution to the yeshiva cuts.

      A senior party source told Arutz Sheva this week that cuts will amount to 30 percent in 2013 and more than 50 percent in 2014, compared to 2012 funding levels.