The Knesset early Thursday passed a state budget bill for the first time in over three years, averting the prospect of immediate early elections. Passing the budget was seen as a key test for Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s eight-party coalition, both to prove that the ideologically disparate alliance can come together on major issues, and because failure to do so by a November 14 deadline would have triggered new elections automatically. KAN reporter Naomi Segal spoke with Prof. Abraham Diskin, professor emeritus of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, about his take on the developments, asking first to explain about the timeframe for approving the spending legislation for 2021 and 2022.