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Ultra-Orthodox to feel the blow as unprecedented power in Israeli government ends
There were more Haredi MKS in the government that ended Sunday than any since Israel was founded in 1948; the change will be significant in education funding, and their loss of the health and interior ministries.
Ultra-Orthodox Knesset members have been coalition partners in most governments since Israel was founded in 1948, and in almost every government since Likud first came to power in 1977. However, the Haredi presence in the government that ended...
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