Israel - 10,000 Protest in Jerusalem Against Yeshiva Bill
Israel - Nearly 10,000 university students from across the country marched under the banner â€śWeâ€™re not suckers!â€ť in Jerusalem on Monday night to show their opposition to the Knessetâ€™s approval of stipends for married full-time yeshiva students.
â€śWe hope that this protest will help a little to change this law,â€ť Hebrew University Student Union president Yuval Admon told The Jerusalem Post.
â€śWeâ€™re asking ourselves, how did we live with this law for so many years?â€ť The protest was organized by the National Student Union and community groups in Jerusalem. Admon estimated that 150 buses of students came to the capital.
The protests against the approval, in first reading, of the 2011/2012 draft state budget, which includes the stipend funding, have gained the support of Hebrew University president Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson.
He said on Sunday that the university â€śshares the concern of studentsâ€ť over the measure.
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