Coalition seeks to embarrass Likud with law helping soldiers


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Coalition seeks to embarrass Likud with law helping soldiers
Bennett, Gantz and Lapid plan to bring to a vote a law offering scholarships to discharged soldiers after Likud said it won't support said law.
Israel National News

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid issued a statement on Wednesday evening in which they announced that they would bring the “From Uniform to University” Law to a vote in the Knesset on Monday, in an attempt to humiliate the Likud.

The law is intended to fund scholarships for IDF soldiers who have completed their compulsory military service. However, the Likud has stated that it will not vote in favor of it, as the opposition has decided not to cooperate with any legislation being brought forward by the coalition.

"On Monday, we will present to the Knesset plenum the Defense Minister's ‘From Uniform to University’ Law for a vote by roll call. All the discharged fighters and their families will be able to watch the Likud Knesset members live on TV. We call on the opposition members to put politics aside for the benefit of our soldiers," said the statement from Bennett, Gantz and Lapid.