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Dec. 12, 2005 18:36
Holocaust reparations bill passes initial reading
By SHEERA CLAIRE FRENKEL

The Knesset passed a preliminary vote on a bill granting special reparations to Holocaust survivors who arrived in Israel after 1953.

Until now, the law had prevented them from receiving certain funds which survivors who
arrived prior to that date received. The bill was presented by MK Yuri Stern (National Union) who personally approached dozens of MKs and urged
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