The government is expected to approve an additional NIS 44 million on Sunday to budget security and rescue components in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley. The addition consists of a security grant of NIS 34.5 million for the region; Boosting first aid stations in Judea, Samaria and NIS 5.5 million; And continued operation of resilience centers in Judea and Samaria - NIS 3.6 million. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned the Yesha Council leaders to his office on Thursday, announcing his decision to approve the budget.
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, whose proposal touches on their areas of authority, have not yet expressed their position, while Netanyahu's position on health is clear. The funds that will be approved tomorrow have already been taken out of the budget for 2019 and now Netanyahu is asking for their approval in retrospect to anchor them in the year-end budget. If they were not approved now, they could have come at the expense of the 2020 budget. Now that target will also be spent monthly in 2020, even before the Knesset budget is approved, throughout the months when the government is expected to follow the 2019 continuation budget.
In light of all this, the Prime Minister's Office probably hopes that the approval for the budget increase that will be passed today will ensure the increased support of the residents of the area in Netanyahu.
Israel is expected to run for elections in March 2020, and even earlier, in a few weeks, primaries will be held for Likud. At the end of the meeting, Netanyahu had already cut out a first political coupon when Yesha Council Chairman David Alhaini warmly thanked him: "We trust you, thank you for your assistance in the settlement and strengthen your hands."
Yesha members, who have a high turnout, constitute about 13% of the vote - and Netanyahu has received a lot of support from these functionaries. For example, during a demonstration against the law enforcement system and Netanyahu last week, the Binyamin Regional Council, among others, supported the "If You Want" movement and bodies. Other right-wingers who are supported by the Judea and Samaria Court
Shortly before the September 2019 elections, Netanyahu promised to annex the Jordan Valley now giving them an extra budget and perhaps pulling another rabbit from the hat until the election. Netanyahu believes in internal talks that many If they did not vote for Likud in the last elections, they will do so in the upcoming elections because of the fear that the Likud will lose power.
Map of parties in the right-wing camp is quite crowded: The new right, headed by Naftali Bennett, will probably run as an independent party, while the Jewish Home and National Union are expected to run with Itamar Ben Gvir. Netanyahu hopes to draw Likud votes from both the new right and from Israel our home, which has a significant core of supporters in Judea and Samaria.