MK Dov Henin (Hadash) has called on the government to publish the proposed 2012-2013 budget under freedom of information laws.
“The Knesset factions rejected the proposed budget, and for that reason it was decided to go to elections,” he said in a letter to the Finance Ministry. “Thus the elections became a sort of referendum on the proposed budget.”
As such, he said, the public deserves to know what the proposal was. “The proposed budget does not belong to the government,” he added. “It is a public document, written by public representatives, with tremendous influence on the future of the Israeli public.”