Feting new budget, PM says government shall last out term, vows to honor rotation

Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett, minister of Finance Avigdor Liberman and minister State Department Yair Lapid praised Israel new stands budget for the next two years in a Saturday press conference, ending “three years” of instability.”

Bennett also promised that he would “rotate” the prime ministry to Lapid in 2023 as agreed.

The Knesset passed Israel’s 2022 budget Cleaning up the complex legislation early on Friday morning last hurdle after the 2021 budget became begin approved on Thursday and closed a major success for Bennett’s Unlikely Ruling Alliance of eight ideologically different parties.

not pass the 2021 budget before November 14th would have led in the dissolution of the government and early elections, the fifth in two years.

By passing the budget “we have completed the complex process of get Israel out of three years of instability,” said Bennett. “The government is stable. It will last out to be term.”

He said the coalition had “passed” budget that will ensure politics and financial stability… The fact that’s not us in the middle of the fifth round of elections is a blessing and a great gift to the state of Israel.”

“Tomorrow morning… we begin,” he said.

AN powersub-agreement will see Lapid take over if head of the government in September 2023, serving out the remainder of the government’s 4.5-year term, unless the government in front of die time collapses.

Bennett was recently reported by the media have expressed doubts over the rotation of the premiership would happen. Wanted on the case Saturday he promised to fulfill his obligation and the prime minister over to carry role to Lapid when the time comes.

“We will change the rotation and the government shall complete his days,” he said.

lapid, die standing next to him agreed, “I am convinced.”

Feting new budget, PM says government    shall last out term, vows to honor rotation

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, flanked by minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid (left) and minister of Finance Avigdor Liberman, speaking at a press conference in Jerusalem, on Nov 6, 2021 (Haim Zach/GPO)

The coalition gave final approval to the NIS 573 billion ($183 billion) state budget for 2022, way ahead of the March 2022 deadline, as the legislation passed its third reading shortly after 3 a.m. on Friday. the 2022 budget passed with An vote of 59 in favor and 56 against in the Knesset met 120 seats.

the 2021 budget voted on on Thursday was gone more urgently for the coalition, since a failure until pass it by the deadline of November 14 would have meant the automatic dissolution of parliament. The 61-59 vote saw legislators vote by coalition-opposition lines just after 5 o’clock thursday, after a whole night session.

The NIS 609 Billion ($194 Billion) Spending Plan for 2021 was the first budget Israel has been over since 2018, as a result of a protracted political deadlock that saw successive governments fall before they budget proposal to the Knesset.

The coalition’s success used to be also seen as a rebuke of former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was not in been in state, and at times not willing to pass An new budget since 2018 mid a series of political deadlocks, and who predicted that the coalition not in would be able to effectively run the country in view of the competing ideologies on play.

The new legislation covers a broad range of reforms to the cost of life, relax regulations, reform the agricultural sector, raise the retirement age for women, implement banking changes, increase education budget and improving health care, among other things.

Separately during Saturday’s press conference, Lapid said Israel had updated United States Officials in may ahead of to be move until exile six Palestinian human rights organizations over their alleged connection met the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror group. He added that European officials were also be notified and receive updates throughout the process.

Last week, Shin Bet officials traveled to Washington to brief US officials on the designation of terrorism. Israel still needs to take further action against the six groups.

The foreign minister also commented on the US Department of businesses decision until blacklist two Israeli phone spyware companies, NSO Group and Candiru.

“NSO is a private company, it is not governmental project, and therefore even if it is appropriate [as engaging in malicious cyber activities] it has nothing to do with policy of the Israeli government’ said Lapid.

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