With looming budget cuts, Kahlon, haredim clash over promises

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition faced a potential crisis on Sunday over Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon’s insistence on cutting retroactive child welfare benefits from the 2015- 2016 state budget that must be passed in the cabinet next month.

The first deliberations on the budget in the cabinet were intended to take place on Sunday, but were postponed after a meeting between Kahlon and United Torah Judaism head Ya’acov Litzman late Saturday night ended on bad terms.

UTJ leaders said Kahlon was aware Netanyahu promised during coalition negotiations to retroactively restore child welfare benefits that were cut by then-finance minister Yair Lapid.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/With-looming-budget-cuts-Kahlon-haredim-clash-over-promises-408769

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