MKs Vow Fight on Austerity as Budget Reaches Knesset

Finance Minister Yair Lapid draft budget for 2013-14 was met with a storm of criticism from both coalition and opposition lawmakers who vowed they would amend the most painful spending cuts and tax hikes it contains.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid handed the Knesset his draft budget for 2013-14 Tuesday, and was met with a storm of criticism from both coalition and opposition lawmakers who vowed they would amend the most painful spending cuts and tax hikes it contains.