Netanyahu agrees to delay budget deadline, staving off new elections
August 14, 2020
(JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he had agreed to support legislation that would delay the collapse of the government by putting off the deadline for passing the state budget.
The bill, proposed by the Derech Eretz faction comprising Knesset members Yoaz Hendel and Zvi Hauser, seeks to extend the Aug. 25 deadline for passing a state budget, buying more time for Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz to work out their differences over it.
The bill will be brought to the Knesset for a vote on Wednesday, Hendel wrote on Twitter on Sunday.