Israel’s parliament, the Knesset approved the government’s economics-stringencies package on Thursday morning.
The Treasury says it will call for a further $200 million state budget cut in addition to the $2 billion reduction approved last night.
The package includes raising the pensionable age to 67, cutting benefits and the privatization of key industries.
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The bill was approved by 48 votes to one after the opposition parties staged a walkout protest.