Archive: 5/8/2014
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  5/8/2014, Iyar 8, 5774

MK Shelah: Defense Forces Not Streamlined


MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid) responded this morning (Thursday) to Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon’s criticism of the treasury’s intent to significantly impair the Defense Ministry’s budget.

Shelah told Kol Israel radio that the defense forces have urgent and important needs but no steps towards streamlining the ministry have been taken. He added that most of the ministry’s budget does not even reach the IDF, but rather is funneled into pensions, rehabilitation and manpower. If something is not changed soon about the way decisions are made regarding the budget, altercations between the Defense Ministry and Treasury will continue.