Yair Lapid, bypass Netanyahu and cut the defense budget
If he is really serious about reining in Israel's swollen defense budget, Lapid needs to go where no Finance Minister has gone before - around Benjamin Netanyahu and the defense establishment.
If Finance Minister Yair Lapid really wants to follow the advice of all the experts inside and outside the treasury to cut the defense budget, he'd better not take the path of all his predecessors who tried and failed. He needs to find a way around Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the defense establishment because they'll foil him – just as they foiled Roni Bar-On, Yuval Steinitz, and all those who...
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