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Opposition bests coalition, passing bill to probe pitfalls in hiring Arab tutors

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Opposition parties scored their first victory over the coalition since the start of the winter session of parliament on Wednesday, passing a bill to establish a parliamentary commission of inquiry into hiring discrepancies between Jewish and Arab teachers in the education system.

The vote saw opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu ally with lawmakers from the predominantly Arab Joint List party, whom he has often branded as “terror supporters.”

Members of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, long-time allies of the Likud leader, also backed the bill proposed by Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi, which passed with 47 votes in favor and 46 against.

The legislation notes that while teachers in Jewish schools are hired following an interview process, instructors in Arab schools are simply placed based on........

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