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  10/2/2013, Tishrei 28, 5774

Bayit Yehudi: Cut in Foreign Student Budget 'a Glitch'

After hareidi MKs launched a fierce diatribe Tuesday against the religious Zionist Bayit Yehudi for allowing budgets for foreign students to be axed, Bayit Yehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett said the cutting of the budget was "a glitch" and promised to take action to regain the lost funding. As the Knesset Finance Committee, headed by Bayit Yehudi's MK Nissan Slomiansky, prepares to transfer 65M shekels to yeshivas next week, Bennett held a meeting with MKs Avi Wurtzman and Ayelet Shaked Wednesday, together with the heads of the hesder yeshivas and Zionist high yeshivas.