Eyal Gabbai, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s bureau chief is working hard to persuade the prime minister to link financial aid to the chareidi community.
According to a report released by Haaretz’ Yair Ettinger, Gabbai has already appeared before the Plesner Committee and emphasized placing the stress on the workplace and not military service.
He proposes reductions in arnona property tax and other benefits from the government for those who enter the workplace. He feels this will significantly increase the number of avreichim leaving the beis medrash in favor of finding a job.
The report states that his words were taken seriously and his recommendation are being seriously considered as part of the new program.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)