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The Core of Poverty

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The alliance forged between Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the ultra-Orthodox parties has proven itself. It is allowing Likud to form the next government without needing to fear that the ultra-Orthodox will instead cooperate with Benny Gantz’s Kahol Lavan party.

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But this alliance is based on a situation that undermines interests and values about which Netanyahu often boasts – progress, technological development, entrepreneurship and global business development. Lior Dattel reports in TheMarker (see Page 7) that the number of ultra-Orthodox students who are exempt from studying the core curriculum and don’t take the matriculation exams has grown steadily, and for the first time has crossed the 90,000 mark. Another 340,000 ultra-Orthodox students say they do study the core curriculum, but if that’s true, they’re apparently........

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