Israel’s budget for 2021 will likely be passed in February, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday.
In the wake of three elections held since April 2019, Israel is still using a version of the 2019 budget, although lawmakers have approved more than 140 billion shekels ($42 billion) in state aid to help businesses and households hurt by government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions.
“The government will present the 2020 budget soon,” Netanyahu said at a news conference. “This will get us through this year and will give us breathing space to pass the 2021 budget. From what I understand from the finance minister, this should take us until February (to complete),” Netanyahu said.