State budget delayed due to coalition infighting

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delayed a long-awaited cabinet meeting about the 2015-2016 state budget from this week to next week, due to continued differences among his coalition partners regarding proposed cutbacks on Sunday.

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has proposed delaying implementing promises made to the parties in the coalition during talks that led to the formation of the government, or at least spreading the benefits over multiple state budgets. United Torah Judaism and Shas have refused.

Kahlon is expected to meet with UTJ heads Ya’acov Litzman and Moshe Gafni and Shas leader Arye Deri in an effort to resolve their differences.


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