Lapid said that at this point the Islamic Republic's strategy is to continue to escalate the threat it poses but in a very incremental way.
“Yesterday I signed an order doubling the amount,” Smotrich said in a notice he sent out to the press on Thursday morning.
The move comes after criticism from Opposition leader MK Yair Lapid about the rising gas prices.
Smotrich noted in a video that Lapid posted on Sunday in which he allegedly concluded that investments should be moved from Israel to Singapore.
Silman will work with Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich in order to find an "appropriate substitute" for the now-canceled plastic tax.
Israeli news highlights from the past two weeks.
The drawn-out negotiation process of the coalition agreements drew criticism and spoke to the depth of distrust between the partners.
MKs demand urgent Knesset session over Smotrich-Gallant split in Defense Ministry
The government will have to deal not only with correcting past defects but mainly with pressing political-security related issues and economic-social matters.
Benny Gantz: Bezalel Smotrich's position in Israel's Defense Ministry is a Trojan Horse.