State Budget Approval Cleared as Netanyahu and Ben Gvir Strike Deal
After months of political turmoil, Israel has finally approved its state budget for the next two years. The approval comes after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a deal with far-right extremist Itamar Ben Gvir to secure his crucial vote.
The Political Climate in Israel
Israel has been in a state of political turmoil for over two years, with four elections failing to bring about a clear winner. The government has been in a state of limbo, unable to pass any substantial legislation, including a state budget.
The budget is crucial for Israel’s economy, as without it, the government cannot engage in major infrastructure development. It also stifles the economy and makes it impossible for long-term planning.
The Deal between Netanyahu and Ben Gvir
To secure the crucial vote for the budget’s approval, Netanyahu made a deal with Itamar Ben Gvir, leader of the far-right extremist party, Otzma Yehudit. In exchange for Ben Gvir’s vote, Netanyahu gave him control over several key appointments, including the chairmanship of the Knesset Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee.
Ben Gvir’s party is known for its extreme far-right views, including calls to revoke the citizenship of Arab Israelis and the forced expulsion of Palestinians from the West Bank.
Reactions to the Deal
Many Israelis are outraged at the deal, with opponents calling it a dangerous move for democracy. The appointment of someone with such extremist views to a crucial position is cause for concern and puts Israel’s fragile democracy at risk.
However, supporters of the deal argue that it was necessary to pass the state budget and protect Israel’s economy from further harm.
Despite the controversy surrounding the deal, Netanyahu’s government has now passed a state budget for the next two years. The approval will give Israel’s economy a much-needed boost while also providing much-needed support for the state’s infrastructure development.
The political climate in Israel remains tense, and the appointment of someone with such extreme views to a crucial position is worrisome. However, for now, Netanyahu’s government can breathe a sigh of relief and move forward with its agenda. #Israel #StateBudget #Netanyahu #BenGvir #Politics #Democracy #Economy #HEALTH