Israel’s state budget for the years 2021-2022 is about to be voted upon in Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset.  This may be the first time the country’s budget is approved in 3 years.  Israel’s electoral instability prevented the passage of a budget until now, with significant negative effects on program funding and national planning. The stakes are high.  If the budget is not passed, the current government, headed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, automatically dissolves.

Prof. Yaron Zelekha, President of Ono Academic College’s Higher Academic Council and Director of Accountancy Studies was interviewed about the budget on the “This Mornin” program broadcast on Israel’s national radio station, Kan 2.  During the interview, Zelekha answers questions such as: Does this budget meet the country’s needs? Does it reflect Israel’s aspirations and goals?  Zelekha notes that, for one thing, the budget is full of new taxes, in contradiction to a commitment made by Prime Minister Bennett. 

The full interview can be found at: