Litzman under fire for NIS 44m. yeshiva transfer

MK Ya'acov Litzman (Agudat Yisrael), Chairman of the Knesset Finance Committee, came under fire Tuesday for overseeing the transfer of NIS 44 million for yeshiva students. NIS 30m. of the sum was approved by the Finance Committee over a month ago. Tzahi Hanegbi, member of the Kedima Party, said Litzman's actions were illegal and that the High Court of Justice should be petitioned on the matter. Hanegbi, who was interviewed on Israel Radio, blamed Litzman for pushing his own political agenda as the head of the Knesset Finance Committee. He added that such activity constituted a violation of the Knesset loyalty oath.