Israel's cabinet set to pass new state budget

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Israel's cabinet set to pass new state budget
Bennett: “After three years in which the State of Israel operated without a budget, the most fundamental tool for managing the country, we are bringing the 2021 to 2022 state budget for approval.”
By GIL HOFFMAN
AUGUST 1, 2021

Cabinet ministers held marathon consultations with Finance Ministry officials on Sunday in an effort to pass the 2021-2022 state budget overnight on Sunday night. The budget will then go to the Knesset Finance Committee that will prepare it for the Knesset plenum, where it must pass into law by November 4 to prevent the government from falling. It will be the first state budget to pass in Israel since March 2018.

“After three years in which the State of Israel operated without a budget – the most fundamental tool for managing the country – we are bringing the 2021 to 2022 state budget for approval in the government,” Bennett said at the start of the cabinet meeting. “This is a budget that invests in the future, a budget of growth. We are investing in beneficial public transportation, in Internet infrastructure and technology, in quality education for our children, in our health system, and in our soldiers who will receive the best defense systems to deal with and defeat our enemies.”

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Israel back to normal with budget passing - analysis
Budget meetings are supposed to be boring, and the state budget is supposed to pass regularly.
By GIL HOFFMAN
AUGUST 1, 2021

There was intense drama at Sunday’s cabinet deliberations on the state budget. Why? Because Israel had won a gold medal in gymnastics, and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett stopped the meeting for a congratulatory call to gymnast Artem Dolgopyat on Sports Minister Chili Tropper’s phone.

There were, of course, political disagreements at the meeting. But that Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked’s protest against the inclusion of Coke Zero in a new sweet beverage sin tax was the most memorable dispute is significant. It shows that Israel is slowly but surely going back to normal. Budget meetings are supposed to be boring, and the state budget is supposed to pass regularly.

After three years in which Israel operated without a state budget, the boredom that Foreign Minister Yair Lapid promised reporters upon the government’s formation cannot be taken for granted. Health Minister Nitzan Horovitz invoked a kids’ song to complain about Prime Minister Naftali Bennett pronouncing that the budget would pass by the end of the marathon meeting. “Let’s not say ‘Hop’ before we have jumped,” Horovitz said.

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