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  8/31/2014, Elul 5, 5774

Government Approves Across-the-Board Permanent Budget Cuts

The government voted to accept the 2% budget cut to all ministries (aside from Defense), in order to finance the rebuilding of the southern communities that were affected by Operation Protective Edge.

Opposed were Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) and Environment Protection Minister Amir Peretz (Hatnua).

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