The change in the Basic Law is made necessary by the fact that since there has not been a government for a year, the state has not had an approved budget since January 1.
Thousands of Gazans protest along the security fence on a weekly basis, taking part in "Great March of Return" demonstrations, which began on March 30th.
Moody's estimates that its rating will rise in the next 12-18 months if the improvement in debt levels and fiscal performance continues, despite upcoming elections.
"The south Tel Aviv neighborhoods will become a national priority," Minister of Construction and Housing Yoav Gallant said.
If – and it’s a big if – there’s an election soon, the coalition will want to have at least some recent accomplishments to bring to the voters, or at least to show they really tried.
Liberman's demand for increase arises from the introduction of "equilibrium breaking" weaponry into the region in the past two years.
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said that passing the budget in its first reading is "already strengthening the Israeli economy."
Treasury denies claims, says special grants to capital at all-time high.