The yeshiva budget will return to its pre-2013 level, set before Lapid became Finance Minister in previous government.
So the Zionists are continuing to be the biggest Torah supporters ever recorded in the entire history of the Jewish people.
Just in the year 2015 ...the Zionists funded Yeshivas to the tune of 1 billion Shekels ..thats is approx $250 million US dollars!
Just a couple of weeks ago, R' Zalman Leib Teitelbaum of Satmar brought a measly pittance 5 million dollars to fund Mosdos that refuse to take money from the Zionists.... equivalent to a drop of water in the Atlantic Ocean!
Bur nevertheless, followers of R' Zalman Leib are still furious of this gesture, because in order to get this kind of money he had to raise tuition of the Satmar students in his Williamsburg mosdos! Robin Hood in a Shtrimel!
The truth is that the mosdods in Israel that supposedly refuse to take money from the government, benefit from the Zionists in many ways .... i.e. using the infrastructures that the Zionists built, using the Police, firefighters, garbage disposal etc ... etc ...
During the cabinet meeting on Sunday, the government authorized an additional 80 million shekels in funding for haredi yeshivas, as per a coalition agreement signed between the Likud and United Torah Judaism (UTJ) parties following last year's election.
With the additional funds, government spending on yeshivas will be restored to the level it was at in the previous government, before Yair Lapid became Minister of Finance in 2013.
The yeshiva budget approval was decided upon after a month-long dispute between current Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) and Finance Committee chair Moshe Gafni (UTJ).
“Following many talks between myself and Finance Minister Kahlon, an agreement was reached,” said MK Gafni to Kol Berama radio. “This is a lengthy process due to all the legal consulting which takes place over a long period of time.”
"In my opinion it took too long, I do not want to elaborate further but the people who conveyed the cynical message that Kahlon raised a white flag only want to damage the world of the Torah. Everything that was agreed upon in the coalition agreement will come to be.”