Israel's Secret Services Budget Surged 26% Under Netanyahu

Figures from the state budget published by the Finance Ministry show that the Mossad and Shin Bet security service spent more than NIS 6 billion in 2012; the unclassified data do not detail the allocation of the funds between the two intelligence services or how the money was used.

The budgets of the intelligence services, the Mossad and Shin Bet security service grew by dozens of percentage points during the term of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Figures from the state budget published by the Finance...