Bibi on Bill Funding Yeshiva Allowances: Every Israeli Should Work

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Published October 25, 2010.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the government would encourage every Israeli citizen to enter the work force, responding to a controversial bill calling for resumption in allowances to full-time yeshiva students.

“We will pass the Wisconsin plan and encourage the entire population of Israel to enter the work force,” Netanyahu to the Likud members during a party meeting, just a day after he ordered to delay the vote on the controversial yeshiva students bill.

The bill was introduced this week by the chairman of the Knesset Finance Committee, MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism), but drew fierce criticism from ministers and members of the opposition alike, after which Netanyahu suspended the Knesset vote by several weeks.

Read more at haaretz.com






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