Give Lapid a Hand, Not a Raised Fist

The complete support for the budget from the main parties in Israel's governing coalition is anything but routine. The finance minister deserves much appreciation.

Just as no person is perfect, no budget is perfect. There may be room for improving the new state budget; for example, a progressive value-added tax or a progressive corporate tax. It's also unfortunate that there is no mention of an inheritance tax, an original Jewish idea at its core.