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Liberman: Budget was held up by personal interests of one man

With the vote on the state budget about to start, the Knesset is seeing speeches by the heads of the government.

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman says it will be the first budget passed in 3.5 years “because of the personal interests of one man, who was willing to sacrifice Israel’s economy” for that interest — a reference to Benjamin Netanyahu.

Likud MK David Amsalem was escorted out of the plenum after interrupting Liberman several times, calling the coalition “Bolsheviks.”

Illustrative: Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman during a first reading of the state budget at the assembly hall in the Knesset, September 2, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

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