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Gaza withdrawal opponents chain schools

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Jordan university denies Israeli branch

AMMAN, Jordan, June 1 (UPI) -- Jordan's private Amman National University said Tuesday it does not intend to open a branch in Israel, despite Israeli press reports.

Israeli teachers to strike to protest cuts

JERUSALEM, May 19 (UPI) -- The teachers union in Israel planned to strike nationwide Wednesday to protest government plans to cut 30,000 classroom hours and fire 2,000 teachers.

Three more Likud ministers back separation

JERUSALEM, April 18 (UPI) -- Three Likud ministers who wavered about the prime minister's plan for a withdrawal from Gaza and part of the West Bank, Sunday endorsed the plan.

Official: Israeli schools need big reforms

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Israeli Minister of Education Limor Livnat acknowledges serious problems in her country's schools and says the government steps she is taking to correct them.

French ambassador calls Israel paranoid

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Limor Livnat
CDP2000071451 - 14 JULY 2000 - THURMONT, MARYLAND, USA: Limor Livnat, a member of Knesset with the Likud Party, speaks to the media outside of Thurmont Elementary school July 14, in Thurmont, Maryland. Livnat has come to the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David as a guest of the conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute. mc/Mark Cowan UPI

Limor Livnat (help·info) (Hebrew: לימור לבנת‎, born 22 September 1950) is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Likud, and as the country's Minister of Culture & Sport.

Born in Haifa, Livnat is the only member of Knesset not to have a secondary education. She barely made ends meet working in advertising and had to rely on financial handouts from her parents.

She first entered the Knesset on 14 April 1992, shortly before the 1992 elections, as a replacement for Haim Corfu. She retained her seat in the election, and in her first term served as chairwoman of the Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women, the Subcommittee on Laws of Personal Status and the Parliamentary Committee for Investigating Murder of Women by their Spouses.

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