This morning (Thursday), Finance Minister Israel Katz asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to raise the state budget for 2020 for approval by the government on Sunday, which he proposed on December 7. Katz asked Netanyahu to transfer the budget by Tuesday night, the deadline for its transfer.
Ganz, about two weeks ago: “I will meet with the Minister of Finance, this or a budget immediately – or elections” // Photo: From Bnei Gantz’s Facebook
“Your failure to support the budget and drag the State of Israel into an unnecessary election due to political debates constitutes national irresponsibility and a direct economic attack on the citizens of the State of Israel,” Katz said. “A force that works for the citizens of the State of Israel – while emerging from the health, economic and social crisis, and we must all rise above and prevent an expensive, harmful and unnecessary election campaign.”
The Likud and Blue and White have been in conflict for several weeks regarding the transfer of the budget for the years 2021-2020. If the state budget is not passed, on December 23 the Knesset will be dissolved and Israel will go to another elections.