Bennett after budget approval: “Government is stable, it will fill its days”

Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, Together with the Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, And the Minister of Finance Avigdor Lieberman, Held a press conference tonight (Saturday) at the Government Press Office, at the Malcha Technology Park in Jerusalem. This, about a day after the approval of the economic plan (the “Arrangements Law”) and the state budget for 2022.

Bennett opened the press conference by saying: “We have completed the complex process of expelling Israel from three years of instability. The fact that we are not in a fifth election campaign is a blessing and a gift.”

“We have moved from unemployment to employment, from negative growth after a very difficult economic year due to the plague and closure policy, to impressive growth of more than seven percent,” the prime minister added. “We have now moved the budget that ensures economic and political stability. Quietly, consistently and working together, We brought the ship to a safe shore“.

“The stability we brought with the budget transfer must overcome the problems that have been neglected for years – housing prices, traffic jams, the cost of living,” the prime minister said.

“The great test of this government is restraint, if we can withstand the temptations of quarrels, if we let a moment of competition between us, join hands, focus on the people of Israel, the great challenges and take the State of Israel, a country like no other in the world and take it ten steps further,” he concluded. His words. Afterwards, he was asked about the existence of the rotation, and promised that it would indeed take place. “What will happen in four years – we’ll get to that,” he said.

Naftali Bennett (Photo: Haim Tzach GPO)

He was followed by the Minister of Finance, who said: “This budget has two important lines, one, the stability of the political system and the other, economic growth.” Foreign Minister Lapid added after him, “We have taken responsibility, we have restored sanity to the State of Israel. The key word of this moment is responsibility.”

“We made a decision,” Lapid said, “instead of stabbing each other in the back – giving back and guarding each other. In the most complex coalition in the State of Israel, we put the ego aside to build the machine that leads the country.” Lapid summed up his remarks by saying: “We are responsible, we do not have time for declines on Twitter, we have a state to manage. We are living up to a commitment to transfer a budget.”

When asked about what were called “decrees” against the ultra-Orthodox public, Bennett clarified: “We care about the ultra-Orthodox, every Israeli citizen has a government that cares.” Lieberman added: “What needs to be said to the representatives of the ultra-Orthodox parties, when Gafni calls the prime minister a ‘traitor’, and this is the most delicate expression I have heard, we need to see the full picture.” Bennett added: “No matter what they say about us, we will take care of everyone.”

Asked about putting NSO on the blacklist in the United States, Lapid replied, “This is a private, non-governmental company, so we have nothing to do with it. We have no other country in the world with such strict cyber laws that are actually enforced.”

Naftali Bennett, Avigdor Lieberman and Yair Lapid at a press conference (Photo: screenshot)Naftali Bennett, Avigdor Lieberman and Yair Lapid at a press conference (Photo: screenshot)

The Likud party responded to the press conference: “After the transfer of Bennett and Lapid’s bad budget – which raises prices, imposes taxes and transfers tens of billions of shekels from Israeli citizens to the Islamic movement – the chances of overthrowing the government increase. Much faster than they think. “

It was also reported that “Netanyahu transferred more state budgets than any other leader in the Western world. The government under his leadership led a successful economic policy, providing grants to business owners and the unemployed, thanks to which Israel was ranked one of the first places in the world to emerge from the corona. And chose to invest the money in spending on Norwegian MKs and buying votes from the Prime Minister.

“Lapid, Bennett and Lieberman boast of a 7% growth achieved thanks to Netanyahu’s economic policy. Everyone understands that economic achievements are not the result of four months but of four years. It is a pity that they take the fruits of Netanyahu and the Likud and spend them on Norwegian MKs and tens of billions of shekels To the Islamic movement, “they added.

It will be recalled that after the transfer of the budget, on the night between Thursday and Friday, the Ministry of Finance stated that in 2022 the state budget will be NIS 452.5 billion. In addition, in the same year the education budget will be about NIS 70 billion, the health budget will be about NIS 45 billion, the budget of the Ministry of Defense will be about NIS 60 billion. The budget for the development of transportation will be about NIS 36 billion, the budget of the Ministry of Welfare and the Authority for the Rights of Holocaust Survivors will be about NIS 15 billion and the budget of the higher education system will be about NIS 12 billion.


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