What will it take to get Israel’s budget through? – Chronology
On Monday: 10:00 am The Knesset plenum meets, starting six hours earlier with no-confidence motions tabled by the opposition on the “cruel budget that helps the rich and harms the poor and the periphery.”
The coalition decided to boycott no-confidence votes to protest the opposition’s violation of the tradition of abstaining from voting no-confidence while the prime minister is abroad.
Wednesday: 18:30 The debate will end with speeches by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu, Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman, Deputy Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Chairman of the Knesset Finance Committee Alex Kushnir. Voting will begin immediately following these speeches and is expected to continue uninterrupted for approximately 36 hours. The Economic Arrangements Bill, which contains key reforms, will be passed first, followed by the state budget for 2021 and 2022.
Friday: The Knesset is set to complete passage of the state budget for the first time since March 15, 2018.