Lapid slams Netanyahu for brokering deal to fund religious schools
Prime Minister Yair Lapid slams Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu for brokering a deal that would end incentives to ultra-Orthodox schools to teach secular subjects.
Looking to shore up his chances of being elected, Netanyahu resolved a major dispute between two ultra-Orthodox political and communal factions yesterday by agreeing in principle to provide full public funding for all Haredi schools, regardless of whether they teach the state’s core curriculum, if he returns to power.
Speaking at the unveiling of his party list for the next elections, Lapid says “we need to make sure that every child in Israel learns math, English and Hebrew. Core studies are the future of the country.”
“Netanyahu’s attempt to sell the future of our children for a political deal is insane and irresponsible,” Lapid says.