Israeli student leader: Netanyahu promised free tuition for first year students

27.10.2011                      29.Tischrei. 5772

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Israeli student leader: Netanyahu promised free tuition for first year students

Itzik Shmuli, chairman of the National Student Union, says prime minister outlined various benefits aimed at students in the hope of persuading them to abandon their fight.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's package of benefits for students, which he promised two weeks after the social protests started this summer, included a free first year of studies for all undergraduates, Itzik Shmuli, chairman of the National Student Union, told Haaretz on Tuesday.
On July 26, Netanyahu responded to the growing protests by presenting his solutions for the housing problem. At the same time, in an attempt to divide the coalition leading the summer's protests, he outlined various benefits aimed at students in the hope of persuading them to abandon the fight. The proposals included providing free land to build 10,000 housing units for students and giving students discounts on public transportation….