As usual, the defense budget balloons
The IDF in one breath turned the civil war in Syria into a major threat justifying an increase to the defense budget, even though the war there actually removes the threat of a war against the crumbling Syrian army.
Once again, as expected, the military managed to avoid a real cut to its budget. The decision by the government to cut NIS 3 billion from the defense budget is a sham, because in the coming years the budget will increase even further. That’s why the top military brass and the defense minister accepted the “decree” with a wink and a nod. After all, they know what will happen even before this year is...
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