Menu JTA Search

Israeli Minister to Seek Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions

Dr. Zerah Warhaftig, Israel’s Minister for Religious Affairs, told Parliament today that he planned to ask the Cabinet for legislation to exempt Jewish religious institutions, particularly yeshivot, from customs duties and purchase taxes. He noted that Christian religious institutions in Israel now have this privilege and that there was no reason for discriminating against the Jewish institutions.

NEXT STORY