Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Several opposition lawmakers ejected as Netanyahu presents budget
Several opposition lawmakers are ejected from the Knesset plenum as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presents the two-year state budget.
Cries of “dictator” ring out in the parliament as Netanyahu taunts the opposition.
“I recently heard from members of the opposition that we will not be able to pass a budget, and not for the first time your predictions were wrong. There is a budget,” he says.
Despite the tensions, the budget is expected to pass without difficulties as Netanyahu secures agreements with his 64-member coalition.