Liberman agrees to delay cancellation of daycare subsidies for yeshiva students

Amid efforts to stabilize the coalition, Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman has agreed with Yamina MK Nir Orbach to delay to 2024 a planned cancellation of daycare subsidies for kids of full-time yeshiva students.

Liberman’s desired changes would have seen subsidies granted only if both the child’s parents work at least 24 hours a week. The move would have effectively ended subsidies for some 21,000 children.

Orbach had demanded that Liberman’s move be reversed as a condition for remaining in the coalition following the departure of Yamina’s Idit Silman, which has deprived the government of its parliamentary majority.

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