Yishai calls for more aid

At last week's announcement of the budget, Yishai threatened that if more money was not allocated towards aiding and assisting the country's weaker populations, he would vote against the budget. The cabinet budget vote is set to be held this Sunday.

Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Eli Yishai on Thursday called on the Social Affairs cabinet in the Finance Ministry to compose an alternative solution to the Ministry's planned cuts in aid to the country's workers and weaker populations as part of the government's ongoing budget discussions. At last week's announcement of the budget, Yishai threatened that if more money was not allocated towards aiding and assisting the country's weaker populations, he would vote against the budget. The cabinet budget vote is set to be held this Sunday.