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      Archive: 2/14/2012

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        2/14/2012, Shevat 21, 5772

      New Complaints About Potential Yeshiva Student Benefits

      The Yisrael Beiteinu Party filed a new bill in the Knesset arguing for different criteria then that set by the Housing Minister Ariel Atias (Shas Party) on affordable housing. The new bill demands that those eligible for housing subsidies meet such criteria as having served in the Israeli Defense Forces, or national service.

      Members of Knesset in Yisrael Beiteinu have complained that Atias drafted his affordable housing criteria in a way that will benefit members of the yeshiva world who often do not serve in the military. Yisrael Beiteinu has been pushing for housing benefits to citizens they refer to as have full earning power.