Cabinet to meet Sunday to approve 2021-2022 budget

The cabinet will convene on Sunday morning to approve the state budget — the first since 2019 — in a major test for the new government.

The 2021-2022 budget ($187 billion for 2021, $173 billion for 2022) will be advanced by Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman, though it faces some hurdles within the coalition.

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz of the Meretz party has threatened to oppose the budget if healthcare funding is not increased. The budget will require all the votes in the coalition to pass.

Farmers are also planning a protest tomorrow over proposed agriculture reforms in the budget.

Israel has been without a state budget for nearly three years, amid a protracted political crisis in the country.

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