Zionist Union ‘hidden taxes’ campaign puts spotlight on the budget

Are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest political dramas – whether over the purchase of German submarines, coalition chaos over the settlement bill or his wife’s police interrogation – just a distraction to make it easier for the government to pass 2017-2018 budget? That is the theory the Zionist Union floated at a press conference in Tel Aviv Tuesday, saying Netanyahu is hiding information from the public that will impact the average Israeli’s bank account.

The accusation against Netanyahu could also be an explanation of the opposition’s relative quiet over the budget, with the Zionist Union launching its campaign on the matter 25 days before the deadline to pass the budget – although the government does have the option of asking for a three-month extension.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Zionist-Union-hidden-taxes-campaign-puts-spotlight-on-the-budget-474605

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