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Yeshiva asks for 250 dollars to every senior student

Against the backdrop of the budget cuts for yeshivas, the Belzer gabbai last night, in the presence of the rebbe and thousands of hasidim, requested donations of 250 dollars per student.

Yeshiva asks for 250 dollars to every senior student

Kohelet Policy Forum reduces activity as donations falter

Part of the forum's staff was fired due to budget cuts, and it was decided to end the forum's connection with some civilian society organizations.

Kohelet Policy Forum reduces activity as donations falter

Major US Jewish groups object to federal security funding cuts

'These funds are not just grants; they are lifelines that have fortified vital institutions against hate and violence,' Jewish groups stress.

Major US Jewish groups object to federal security funding cuts

Finance Ministry proposes: Close 10 government offices

Finance Ministry compiles list of suggestions to save public funds - including closing government offices.

Finance Ministry proposes: Close 10 government offices

Finance Min. aiming to cut millions from Judea & Samaria budget

Finance Ministry aiming to cut budgets transferred by former Min. Ayelet Shaked.

Finance Min. aiming to cut millions from Judea & Samaria budget

Liberman plans cuts to a quarter of haredi education budget

Finance Ministry to make increase in budget haredi institutions conditional on students passing exams on core subjects.

Liberman plans cuts to a quarter of haredi education budget

Emergency meeting of Hesder Rabbis

Budget cuts force rabbis to ask Prime Minister for emergency assistance to keep yeshivas open next year.

Emergency meeting of Hesder Rabbis

Health and Welfare ministries to take budget cuts

Government expected to approve budget cuts across all ministries, to make room for additional ministries as per coalition agreements.

Health and Welfare ministries to take budget cuts

'I feel for those whose medications won't be covered'

Orly Levi-Abekasis, senior Labor-Gesher candidate, slams budget cuts preventing government subsidies for additional medications.

'I feel for those whose medications won't be covered'

Budget cuts will fund underground fence - and afternoon programs

Proposed budget cuts eliminate 260 jobs, to provide funding for arson victims, afternoon programs.

Budget cuts will fund underground fence - and afternoon programs

White House to discuss budget cuts to the Palestinian Authority

White House holds meeting to decide response to PA's behavior towards US, no actions expected to be taken immediately.

White House to discuss budget cuts to the Palestinian Authority

Deri: Claims against haredi Israelis “border on incitement”

Interior Minister expresses outrage at the claims that budget cuts were designed to transfer funds to the haredi public.

Deri: Claims against haredi Israelis “border on incitement”

IDF Plays Down Controversy over Overhaul Plan

No 'world war' between IDF and government, IDF spokesperson assures, after controversy over mass layoffs.

IDF Plays Down Controversy over Overhaul Plan

Ya'alon Warns Against Cuts to Defense Budget

"We must not reach a point where we'll look back and say that our failure to invest in security was irresponsible," warns Defense Minister.

Ya'alon Warns Against Cuts to Defense Budget

Ya'alon: Gaza War Cost Military $2.5 Billion

Defense Minister summarizes war at economic conference, says budget cuts to come - and Hamas's arsenal not entirely gone.

Ya'alon: Gaza War Cost Military $2.5 Billion

Protective Edge NIS 1.9 Billion Bill Comes Due

The government on Sunday ratified an across-the-board 2% cut in the state budget to pay for Operation Protective Edge

Protective Edge NIS 1.9 Billion Bill Comes Due

Defense Ministry Demanding NIS 20 Billion for War Costs

Already, the state budget is being slashed to pay for war costs - and even more slashing is likely in the coming months

Defense Ministry Demanding NIS 20 Billion for War Costs

Budget Cuts? Hebrew University Students Fight Back

Protests erupt on Mount Scopus campus after Humanities department cuts funds for second time in three years.

Budget Cuts? Hebrew University Students Fight Back

Top Pilot Says IAF Training Cuts Shekel-Wise and Pound Foolish

The state may save money by allowing the IDF to suspend air force training, but the savings could cost Israelis a lot, says a top pilot.

Top Pilot Says IAF Training Cuts Shekel-Wise and Pound Foolish

'If Syria Crosses the Golan Heights Border, Assad will Fall'

IAF officials reassure the public: despite budget cuts, Israel can handle any threat - especially in the North.

'If Syria Crosses the Golan Heights Border, Assad will Fall'

'IDF More Advanced And Accurate Than Ever'

Army source reveals airstrike preparation time since 2006 dropped from half hour to two minutes, ground maneuvers key despite budget cuts.

'IDF More Advanced And Accurate Than Ever'

Hospital Protests Snowball

Medical centers across Israel to protest Sunday in solidarity with strikers at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Hospital Protests Snowball

IDF Weighs Shortened Service for Non-Combat Soldiers

Special committee to examine the possibility of determining length of military service by importance of position.

IDF Weighs Shortened Service for Non-Combat Soldiers

Bank of Israel: Fewer Services and More Taxes Likely

Israelis are set to face a “double whammy” in 2014, with budget cuts affecting many services along with higher taxes.

Bank of Israel: Fewer Services and More Taxes Likely

Report: Govt. to Make Major Cuts in Postal Service

The government is hoping to get rid of some 2,000 workers in the Israel Post Office, as part of a major fat-cutting operation, reports said

Report: Govt. to Make Major Cuts in Postal Service

Proposal: Prime Minister to Get Executive Airplane?

After public backlash for not attending Mandela funeral, proposal for private plane, 'Israeli White House' to be discussed Sunday.

Proposal: Prime Minister to Get Executive Airplane?

IDF to Cut 40% of Non-Army Personnel

Move to affect non-IDF military personnel, such as police, Mossad, and the Shin Bet. Hareidim may replace lost manpower.

IDF to Cut 40% of Non-Army Personnel

Lawmakers Warn: US Military 'Not Ready to Deploy'

Senior lawmakers warn US military unprepared to deploy as a result of military budget cuts; danger to soldiers as training reduced.

Lawmakers Warn: US Military 'Not Ready to Deploy'

MK Mozes: Budget Cuts Punished ‘Measure for Measure’

Hareidi MK warns: Unemployment, EU boycott the result of Israel’s budget cuts.

MK Mozes: Budget Cuts Punished ‘Measure for Measure’

Foreign Yeshiva Student Budget to be Restored

MK Slomiansky (Bayit Yehudi), Finance Minister, agree to cancel 50M shekel cut for all streams.

Foreign Yeshiva Student Budget to be Restored

Lapid Sorry, but Not for Budget Cuts

Lapid seeks forgiveness for failing to bring civil marriage, Sabbath busing, and hareidi enlistment to Israel.

Lapid Sorry, but Not for Budget Cuts

Orbach: Bennett Fought Lapid for Yeshiva Budget

Orbach reports ‘bitter’ fight for yeshiva funding, calls to stop criticizing Bennett over cuts.

Orbach: Bennett Fought Lapid for Yeshiva Budget

Bayit Yehudi MKs Demand Timetables for Yeshiva Budgets

Ahead of a faction meeting, MKs say this time they will not be content with promises.

Bayit Yehudi MKs Demand Timetables for Yeshiva Budgets

Yeshiva Heads: Budget Cut Harms Entire World of Torah

Heads of yeshivas in Israel decide to “take off the gloves” and make their voices heard against a harsh budget cut.

Yeshiva Heads: Budget Cut Harms Entire World of Torah

Opposition Slams Lapid for Child Allowance Cuts

"The well-fed government of Netanyahu, Lapid and Bennett chooses the easiest victims," charges Yechimovich.

Opposition Slams Lapid for Child Allowance Cuts

Lapid Proud of ‘Historic’ Child Benefits Cut

‘We’re moving from benefits culture to work culture,’ Finance Minister boasts as child benefits are slashed.

Lapid Proud of ‘Historic’ Child Benefits Cut

It’s Official: Child Benefits to be Cut

Parents to children will see a cut in monthly income as the government votes to scale back child payments.

It’s Official: Child Benefits to be Cut

Government Approves 4% Cut

Cabinet votes to approve 4% budget cut. Lapid: This is necessary to avoid bankruptcy.

Government Approves 4% Cut

Expert: 'Smaller, Smarter' IDF may be a Stupid Idea

A similar line of thinking and planning preceded the Second Lebanon War, "and the army paid dearly for it."

Expert: 'Smaller, Smarter' IDF may be a Stupid Idea

Gantz: Army will have to Shrink

Chief of Staff comments on changing character of warfare: “The enemy is not always visible"

Gantz: Army will have to Shrink

Bayit Yehudi MK: Cut to Yeshiva Budgets not Final

MK Ayelet Shaked thinks massive cut in the state budget for yeshivas will eventually be averted

Bayit Yehudi MK: Cut to Yeshiva Budgets not Final

Gantz Unveils IDF Restructuring Plan

Thousands of permanent service soldiers will be let go and some units will be shut down as the IDF restructures.

Gantz Unveils IDF Restructuring Plan

Activist Slams Lapid, ‘You’re Worse than Netanyahu’

Organizer of ‘social justice’ rallies declares Lapid a disappointment, calls for new protests.

Activist Slams Lapid, ‘You’re Worse than Netanyahu’

Hareidi MK to US Ambassador: Don’t Let Israel Discriminate

MK Eichler tells ambassador Dan Shapiro that Israel’s budget cuts will discriminate against American yeshiva students.

Hareidi MK to US Ambassador: Don’t Let Israel Discriminate

Litzman Attacks Lapid: He Knows Nothing about Economy

Litzman calls Lapid ignorant, and wonders why he could cancel dental care for children, but not a tax hike.

Litzman Attacks Lapid: He Knows Nothing about Economy

MKs' Salaries to be Cut by Only 1%

Knesset committee reverses decision to cut MKs' salaries by 10%. MK Calderon: I will donate the remaining 9%.

MKs' Salaries to be Cut by Only 1%

Rabbi: Don’t Separate Hareidi, Zionist Yeshivas

Rabbi: Don’t distinguish between religious-Zionist, hareidi yeshivas – we’re all in this together.

Rabbi: Don’t Separate Hareidi, Zionist Yeshivas

Knesset Approves First Reading of State Budget

After a heated debate, Knesset approves first reading of budget for 2013-2014 by a majority of 58 to 44.

Knesset Approves First Reading of State Budget

Knesset to Approve 2013-2014 Budget Today

Knesset plenum expected to ratify two-year budget in the first reading, but it will be modified.

Knesset to Approve 2013-2014 Budget Today

Religious Zionist World in Uproar over ‘Death Blow’ to Yeshivas

Government to cut yeshiva budgets by over 50%. Sources in Bayit Yehudi admit, ‘This is a death blow.’

Religious Zionist World in Uproar over ‘Death Blow’ to Yeshivas

MK Mozes: 'Hatred of Hareidim' Costs State Big Money

The state is planning to cut funding for post-high school yeshiva programs. This will result in economic damage for Israel, says MK Mozes

MK Mozes: 'Hatred of Hareidim' Costs State Big Money

‘We’re Heading for Repeat of the Second Lebanon War’

‘National responsibility’ activists angry, worried at decision to slash IDF training. ‘We’ve been there before.’

‘We’re Heading for Repeat of the Second Lebanon War’

CoS Gantz Slashes IDF Training, Other Programs

Chief of Staff Benny Gantz announced that the army would be forced to cut training missions for soldiers because of budget cuts

CoS Gantz Slashes IDF Training, Other Programs

Labor Calls to MKs: Don’t Vote for ‘Coward’s Tax’

Labor head slams Lapid’s plan to raise the VAT as “coward’s tax,” proposes an alternative.

Labor Calls to MKs: Don’t Vote for ‘Coward’s Tax’

Lapid Publishes Budget Q-and-A

Finance Minister reveals how budget changes will affect students, the middle class, the poor, and more.

Lapid Publishes Budget Q-and-A

Meretz MK Hints Be'er Sheva Shooting Related to Budget

MK Tamar Zandberg asserts the shooting in Be’er Sheva was a result of the state budget. Deputy Finance Minister: A miserable statement.

Meretz MK Hints Be'er Sheva Shooting Related to Budget

Piron on Deri: A Simple Conversation Turned into a Storm

Education Minister stresses that the cut in funding of Shas's schools will happen when his public hareidi schools are established.

Piron on Deri: A Simple Conversation Turned into a Storm

Government Approves State Budget

After talks into the night, the Israeli government approves the state budget for 2013 and 2014, by a majority of 21-1.

Government Approves State Budget

Budget of Prime Minister's Residence Jumps 80% in Four Years

The planned austerity measures have not hit PM Netanyahu's expenses, which have jumped 80% since 2009.

Budget of Prime Minister's Residence Jumps 80% in Four Years

Budget of Shas Schools Will Not be Cut

Deri, Piron and Lapid agree to postpone the planned cuts in Shas's network of schools.

Budget of Shas Schools Will Not be Cut