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Annual plan to set out Israel's national spending for a defined period
Representatives Grace Meng and Peter Roskam also called for an additional $500 million in defense funding for Israel.
After budgets are not approved, what the White House refers to it as 'the Schumer Shutdown' begins.
US representatives ask group to push back against Trump’s curtailments.
“It is not only a matter of money; it is primarily a matter of a bold political decision, a change in mind-set, followed and backed by huge budgets."
By PEGGY CIDOR
The budget still has to be presented to the city council and be approved by it.
In the face of dramatic funding cuts, the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens are staying alive and flowering – reinventing itself as an environmental education hub.
By ORRI J. AVRAHAM
Analysts questioned how the budget was met, noting that the deficit of just 14.1 billion shekels ($3.9 billion) in December was unusually low for the month.
Despite what one might expect, security issues and the tension between haredi and pluralist sectors are not major factors in the decision of Jerusalemites to remain here or to leave the city.
In mid-August Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented the cabinet with his “2030 Security Concept” which would increase the defense budget for the coming years by millions of dollars.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat: This is the largest budget ever to pass in city hall.
By UDI SHAHAM
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon is “Happy to say I will remain in the position of Finance Minister for Passover.”
By MAARIV ONLINE
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon took the uncommon step of presenting the 2019 budget nearly a year in advance in order to stabilize the coalition.
By MAX SCHINDLER
“Barkat told the city council members that the municipality is maintaining a dialogue with the Finance and Interior ministries in order to finalize the amount of the governmental support."
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