Vote on budget cuts postponed in Finance Committee

By
August 22, 2006 12:06

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The Knesset Finance Committee on Tuesday postponed for the second time a vote on budget cuts proposed by Finance Minister Avraham Hirschson's , after Kadima delegates failed to garner majority support for the proposal in the committee. Labor MKs threatened to vote against the proposal because, they said, it would the hurt economically vulnerable. In response, coalition chairman MK Avigdor Itzhaky (Kadima) threatened that his party would pull out of the coalition. The Finance Committee meets Tuesday to vote on the proposal for NIS 1.8 billion in cuts from the government budget. The proposal, meant to finance war expenditures, does not include cuts from the Health, Welfare, or Internal Security Ministry budgets.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN