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      Archive: 11/1/2011

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        11/1/2011, Cheshvan 4, 5772

      Barak Demands Higher Defense Budget

      Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Atzmaut) has called on the Knesset's Finance Committee to increase the defense budget frame by an additional 7-8 Billion Shekels in the 2012 national budget.

      Barak claims that increasing the budget is the only way to secure and manage the country's security needs in a "responsible way" while fulfilling a portion of the Trajtenberg recommendations.