Litzman holds NIS 150m. from regional councils

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 14, 2005 07:47

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Chairman of the Knesset Finance Committee Yaakov Litzman (UTJ) on Wednesday delayed allocating NIS 150 million for regional councils because the government had not yet provided United Torah Judaism with the funds it was reportedly promised as part of coalition agreements. According to Israel Radio, the money was meant to pay for salaries, building classes and paving roads. Litzman also refused to transfer NIS 1.5 million to the educational system as part of an agreement previously reached with Shinui. The UTJ lawmaker claimed the money came from the budget for burial and religious services, and demanded to change the sources of the funding. MK Ehud Ratzabi (Shinui) called Litzman's behavior disgusting and a degradation of the Knesset institutions.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN