Budget, Knesset
Updated budget for 2024 passes final vote

Minister Avi Dichter previously threatened to vote no, but ultimately changed his mind and voted in favor of the budget bill.

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 13.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Taxes

Knesset Finance Committee approves raising VAT to 18% to cover wartime shortfall

The tax increase now goes to the Knesset for a second and third vote. Members of the committee, including on the coalition, criticized the move as too easy and harming the weakest members of society.

Avi Woolf | 20.02.24

Israel-Gaza War, Budget, Economy

Amended Budget for 2023 Passes Final Vote

The Knesset plenum passed the amended budget for 2023 in a final vote, allowing the continued funding of the war effort and providing for the civilian rear. The opposition and State Camp parties voted against.

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 14.12.23

Israel-Gaza War, Budget, Economy

Likud MK Edelstein Also a No on the Budget

The Knesset Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman sharply criticized the budget outline for 2023 as a "serious error."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 06.12.23

Israel-Gaza War, Budget, Economy

Economy Minister Barkat Threatens to Vote Against Budget

Minister Barkat also said that if businesses in the combat zones collapse and don't survive the war, it will amount to a Hamas victory.

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 06.12.23

Israel-Gaza War, Economy, Budget

Rightwing Figures to Smotrich: Set Aside Political Agenda for National Emergency

A number of prominent rightwing figures published a statement to the Finance Minister, asking that he reserve money meant for coalition purposes for the war.

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 20.11.23