Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon asked the factions in the coalition on Monday to relax their demands and vote in favor of the 2015-2016 state budget.
Kahlon opened his weekly Kulanu faction meeting to the press for the first time Monday to deliver the message after multiple factions and ministers said they would vote against the budget in protest.
"The budget we want to bring the public is socioeconomically sensitive and full of reforms and structural changes without raising taxes," Kahlon said. "We must remember that the state has only one pot and one budget framework that we all have to work with. Critical decisions must be made on key issues. These issues cross parties and sectors and do not differentiate between religion, race, or gender."