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Knesset Approves Record Budget

The Knesset today approved a record 1.124 trillion Shekel budget for fiscal year 1983-84. It acted in the final hour of the last day of the winter session, before adjourning for the Passover recess.

Eight other fiscal measures were approved, some of them in such great haste that the exact vote was not counted. In some instances, Knesset members who had proposed amendments did not bother to attend the session to argue for them. Subjects on the agenda included subsidies to religious institutions and discrimination against Israeli Arabs in assistance to dependent children.