Netanyahu to address public before budget vote tonight

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads the weekly government meeting, held at the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem's Old City on May 21, 2023.  (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads the weekly government meeting, held at the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem's Old City on May 21, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make an address to the media ahead of the Knesset vote on the budget tonight, his office says.

The address will take place at 7:45 p.m.

Netanyahu and his coalition partners have reached an agreement on the budget after days of wrangling, with several parties having threatened to not support the budget unless their priorities were met.

The budget has been heavily criticized for allocating billions in subsidies to the ultra-Orthodox community.

 

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