Search results for tag "Budget"

  • Raiders of the Public Coffers
    Written by on 17/12/2023
    The government and the Knesset approved billions for objectives that harm the country instead of strengthening it

  • What do draft-dodging and the national budget have in common?
    Written by Uri Regev on 18/03/2018
    The "draft-dodging" bill is being demanded by the ultra-Orthodox political parties, lest they topple the government and force new elections.

  • The number of Haredi yeshiva students has fallen for the past 5 years
    Written by on 20/06/2016
    According to the Ministry of Education, the rise in the number of ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students has stopped, holding steady at approximately 70,000. The percentage of ultra-Orthodox men studying full-time in yeshivas dropped over the course of recent years from 61% to 50%.

  • Israeli Funds for Youth at Risk Skewed Toward ultra-Orthodox Jews
    Written by on 09/06/2016
    Some 60 percent of the funds budgeted for youth at risk goes toward helping ultra-Orthodox teenagers, even though they are only 15 percent of the teen population, according to Social Affairs Ministry data compiled by Hiddush.

  • Ministry of Religious Services budget increased by more than 100%
    Written by Shahar Ilan on 24/12/2015
    The budget for the construction and renovation of buildings for religious services will be increased by 50 million NIS (123%), the budget for the Ministry of Religious Services will be increased to nearly 150%, and the budget for cemeteries will be increase by 500%. The millions budgeted for the ultra-Orthodox parties by the Likud in exchange for their political support were merely a down payment - a base level for further increases.

  • Hiddush analysis of Israel’s state budget
    Written by Shahar Ilan on 09/09/2015
    The state budget for yeshivas is expected to grow by 419 million shekels, an increase of three-quarters. This is blow to the heart of Israel’s future, and a slap in the voters' faces.

  • What do Israelis think: army service, budget cuts, and benefits
    Written by on 23/09/2013
    As a part of Hiddush's latest coverage of the 2013 Religion and State Index, this week, Rabbi Uri Regev discusses Israeli public opinion on the issues included in the struggle for equality in sharing the national burden.

  • Equality in Sharing the Burden in the Public Eye
    Written by on 20/09/2013
    The 2013 Religion and State Index shows extremely high support for equality in sharing the burden, but the Israeli public is split over the government's actual plan.

  • Israelis support equality in sharing the burden, but are uncertain about the Peri Law
    Written by on 17/09/2013
    In the 2013 Religion and State Index, a wide majority of Israelis expressed support for drafting ultra-Orthodox men and other significant measures to equally shoulder the national burden.

  • Cuts to haredi sector yield mixed results
    Written by on 15/08/2013
    State support for yeshivas, child allotments, periphery housing slashed, but other benefits are not tied to joining the workforce.

  • Video Blog: Hiddush's Impact in the Knesset and media
    Written by on 24/04/2013
    When Hiddush is singled out in the Knesset for major policy changes, we know we're headed in the right direction.

  • Why did MK Moshe Gafni single out Hiddush in the Knesset?
    Written by on 11/04/2013
    MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ) is right about one thing: Hiddush works tirelessly to provide up-to-date facts and figures to policymakers on religion/state issues to advance the freedoms that were promised to Israelis in the Declaration of Independence.

  • Hiddush Reports: Haredim received over NIS 1 billion in extra funding in 2010-11
    Written by on 10/02/2013
    Hiddush recently conducted a study which found that over NIS 1 billion was added to the budget originally approved by the Knesset, shedding light on the lack of accountability in the Knesset Finance Committee.

  • Hiddush Reports: Appx. NIS 1 Billion Added to Religious Institutions from Annual Budget
    Written by on 06/02/2013
    Hiddush- Freedom of Religion for Israel completed a comprehensive investigation focusing on internal changes to the national budget through the Knesset's Finance Committee. The report found that a significant amount of funds were added onto the budget without any external supervision.

  • Hiddush: High cost of Haredi support
    Written by on 01/03/2011
    To secure the haredi parties’ support for the budget, the government introduced additions to items such as support for Torani education and reinstatement of the living stipend for married yeshiva students


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