Battle over Israel’s defense budget heating up again
Every year defense officials pressure the prime minister over the size of the defense budget. Billions more are added.
After a lull of a few months, the clash over the defense budget escalated again last week at the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Although the final outcome is not clear, the amounts involved are huge — around 60 billion shekels ($17.4 billion) a year.
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