Just what this country needs
: Yisrael Eichler of the UTJ party wants the US ambassador to help call off budget cuts for yeshivas:
Speaking to U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, Eichler argued that the proposed 2013-2014 budget, which slashes the budget for yeshivas, would discriminate against American yeshiva students.
“Don’t allow thousands of American yeshiva students to be discriminated against, compared to other students,” Eichler urged. [...]
“We’re not asking you to interfere in the matter of the Israeli budget. I am asking you to intervene against discrimination against your citizens who are learning in yeshivas here in Israel, compared to American citizens learning in universities,” Eichler concluded.
Sure he's not asking for interference with the budget. That's exactly what'll happen if Shapiro decides to comply with his request for assist in getting welfare. Besides, turning to a politician working for the Obama administration for assist in socialism is not good for Israel's sake.
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