Israeli parliament passes 2023-2024 national budget

Reuters | Updated: 24-05-2023 09:17 IST | Created: 24-05-2023 09:17 IST
Israeli parliament passes 2023-2024 national budget

Israel's parliament passed the 2023-2024 national budget on Wednesday, gaining Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political reprieve following months of unprecedented protests against his religious-nationalist coalition's judicial overhaul plans.

The spending package of 484 billion shekels ($131 billion) for this year and 514 billion ($139 billion) for next year was ratified in a final vote of 64-to-56 in the Knesset, a parliament statement said. (Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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