“How could you have missed a chance to sell the leavened bread to Abbas?” One user joked: “You have agreed to sell him all you have left already.”
In addition, the NII will carry out a project to ensure that all Holocaust survivors who are entitled to nursing services indeed receive their full rights according to their level of need.
Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit warned that discussing such a plan was inappropriate during election season.
The two agreed on the package at a meeting with Finance Minister Israel Katz and Culture and Sport Minister Chili Tropper.
Katz commended the approval of the grants in the Knesset, and the "removal of political factors" in this decision "for the sake of Israel's citizens."
Women who had been unemployed or on unpaid leave for extended periods of time will now be eligible for maternity benefits for babies born between January 1 and June 30 of this year.
"I'm glad to hear that you overcame, you won once again," Katz told Bitan.
"The programs will increase the number of new hi-tech employees by tens of thousands and bolster Israel's digital transformation, as well as provide a rapid response to unemployment."