Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.
Political correspondent Tal Schneider and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur join host Jessica Steinberg on today’s podcast.
The Knesset last night passed Israel’s first budget in over three years, averting the prospect of immediate early elections, as Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s coalition overcame its differences and the opposition’s objections to approve a series of bills ultimately meant to guide the country’s spending until the end of 2022.
Schneider and Rettig Gur assess the momentous occasion in the life of the new government and ask what it means for the coalition, and opposition, moving forward.
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