News Brief 2/1/2012, Shevat 8, 5772
Will Religious Get More Housing Benefits?
The Minister of Tourism Stas Meseznikov (Yisrael Beiteinu Party) threatened to move to pull Yisrael Beiteniu out of the governing coalition. He and his party are angry that the Housing Ministry will not to include earning capacity criteria in its eligibility for housing benefits. He said that under the current wording, rent subsidies could be given to yeshiva students who do not work full time and feared it would come at the expense of full time workers. Meseznikov also decried issues that he felt unfairly merged religion and state.