Liberman: No doubt 2023 and 2024 budgets will pass


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Liberman: No doubt 2023 and 2024 budgets will pass
Liberman: We’re not counting on the opposition for approving the budget, but we expect Idit Silman to at least refrain from voting on budget cuts for the ultra-Orthodox.
Published: JUNE 8, 2022

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman expressed confidence in the ability to pass the upcoming government budgets at a conference of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants last week.

Passing the budget

"We’ll pass the budget in the Knesset on June 23. The Ministry of Justice asked for some more time to review the budget," said Liberman. "Since the opening of the summer session there have been daily insinuations that the government isn’t functioning, but we’re passing laws day after day. Yesterday we passed the Sale Law.” Liberman, who was hosted by the Chair of the Institute, Chen Schreiber, added that "the opposition doesn't support anything yet we’re passing plans week after week. We’ll pass the budget by the end of the summer session and we’ll later pass the 2024 budget as well."

Silman's support

Asked whether there were talks with the opposition to support the budget, and if MK Idit Silman would support him, the minister replied that "there isn’t any contact with the opposition. Silman has resigned from the coalition and it’s still unclear which right-wing party she will join. Is it to the right of Netanyahu, who previously changed the course of the flag parade and also hijacked missiles? Netanyahu speaks high, and then folds."