Iran ate Israel's defense budget
Senior officials say no Israeli leader wants to prioritize Israel's military needs and allocate funds accordingly, since this could mean missing the next big threat.
Defense may seem sacrosanct in Israel, but behind the scenes dissent is brewing. “Iran is eating Israel’s welfare budget,” a high-ranking defense official told TheMarker. All the defense and Finance Ministry officials we spoke with agree. We were told the cost of a military attack on Iran is likely to run between NIS 10 and 12 billion – more than the Welfare Ministry’s entire annual budget of about NIS...
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