Wednesday, February 13, at the plenary session of the Knesset was approved in the first reading the draft state budget for the year 2019.
Note that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the plenary session was not present, as during the discussion, the police published the results of investigations in which he is the main accused.
The budget was supported by 60 members of the Knesset, and 51 MP was against it.
The volume of the state budget for 2019 will be 397,3 billion shekels. The education budget is 60 billion, the health budget is 38 billion shekels in the budget for social needs and support program Holocaust survivors will be NIS 13 billion on disability benefits is allocated 2 billion shekels. The defence Ministry’s budget will amount to 63 billion shekels. The planned government budget deficit in 2019 will amount to 2.9% of GDP, and in 2020 – 2.5% of GDP.