´Reinstate Trajtenberg C´tee recommendation´ (JERUSALEM POST) By LAHAV HARKOV 04/10/12)
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Israel Beiteinu revealed on Monday that The Ministerial Committee on
Economics and Society canceled last Monday the employment requirement
for subsidizing daycare and education for ages three to nine.
The employment rule was recommended by the Trajtenberg Committee on
social change. Israel Beiteinu demanded that the government reinstate
The 17-minister committee, led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu,
holds meetings that are closed to the press and does not release its
Tourism Minister Stas Meseznikov sent a letter to Netanyahu appealing
the "miserable" decision.
The tourism minister, a member of the Ministerial Committee on
Economics and Society, called to reverse the change, calling it
a "underhanded opportunism" that must be immediately reversed.
"The decision blatantly contradicts the Trajtenberg report and your
government´s policy, as well as agreements between you and Israel
Beiteinu," Meseznikov wrote.
"The spirit of last summer´s protest is still around, and [the
public] still wants changes in the priorities in the State of
Israel," he added.
According to the minister, who is responsible for Israel Beiteinu´s
economic policies, the changes continues the existing order of
priorities, which gives preference to populations that do not do
their part, in that they do not join the work force.
In addition, Meseznikov said the committee´s decision harms the
middle class, which works and fulfills its responsibilities to the
state. (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 04/10/12)
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