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        12/11/2013, Tevet 8, 5774

      Knesset Rejects Daily Meal for Schoolchildren


      The Knesset Plenum rejected the proposal of MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) to provide schoolchildren with a daily meal. Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron explained that due to budget constraints the issue would be addressed next year. MK Mofaz asserted that the Ministry had 16 billion NIS to spare, and Minister Piron reassured him that the funding was indeed lacking, after thorough budget depletion in 2013. He promised to legislate daily meals for Israeli schoolchildren as soon as possible.