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Protective Edge NIS 1.9 Billion Bill Comes Due

The government on Sunday ratified an across-the-board 2% cut in the state budget to pay for Operation Protective EdgeYaakov Levi, 8/31/2014, 5:48 PM

Defense Ministry Demanding NIS 20 Billion

Already, the state budget is being slashed to pay for war costs - and even more slashing is likely in the coming monthsYaakov Levi, 8/31/2014, 4:08 PM

Budget Cuts? Hebrew University Students Fight Back

Protests erupt on Mount Scopus campus after Humanities department cuts funds for second time in three years.Tova Dvorin, 6/2/2014, 5:31 PM

Top Pilot Calls IAF Training Cuts 'a Disaster'

The state may save money by allowing the IDF to suspend air force training, but the savings could cost Israelis a lot, says a top pilot.Yaakov Levi, 5/29/2014, 3:54 PM

IAF 'Ready to Protect,' Officials Say

IAF officials reassure the public: despite budget cuts, Israel can handle any threat - especially in the North.Tova Dvorin, 5/23/2014, 2:06 PM

'IDF More Advanced And Accurate Than Ever'

Army source reveals airstrike preparation time since 2006 dropped from half hour to two minutes, ground maneuvers key despite budget cuts.Kobi Finkler, Ari Yashar, 3/25/2014, 6:49 PM

Hospital Protests Snowball

Medical centers across Israel to protest Sunday in solidarity with strikers at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.Tova Dvorin, 2/9/2014, 9:13 AM

IDF Weighs Shorter Service for Non-Combat Soldiers

Special committee to examine the possibility of determining length of military service by importance of position.Tova Dvorin, 1/24/2014, 11:02 AM

Bank of Israel: Fewer Services, More Taxes Likely

Israelis are set to face a “double whammy” in 2014, with budget cuts affecting many services along with higher taxes.David Lev, 12/30/2013, 12:44 AM

Report: Govt. to Make Major Cuts in Postal Service

The government is hoping to get rid of some 2,000 workers in the Israel Post Office, as part of a major fat-cutting operation, reports saidDavid Lev, 12/22/2013, 5:05 PM

Proposal: Prime Minister to Get Own Airplane?

After public backlash for not attending Mandela funeral, proposal for private plane, 'Israeli White House' to be discussed Sunday.Tova Dvorin, 12/15/2013, 1:46 PM

IDF to Cut 40% of Staff Serving Outside Army Ranks

Move to affect non-IDF military personnel, such as police, Mossad, and the Shin Bet. Hareidim may replace lost manpower.Tova Dvorin, 12/11/2013, 7:39 PM

Lawmakers Warn: US Military 'Not Ready to Deploy'

Senior lawmakers warn US military unprepared to deploy as a result of military budget cuts; danger to soldiers as training reduced.Ari Yashar, 11/18/2013, 3:33 PM

MK Mozes: Budget Cuts Punished Measure for Measure

Hareidi MK warns: Unemployment, EU boycott the result of Israel’s budget cuts.Maayana Miskin, 10/31/2013, 3:25 PM

Foreign Yeshiva Student Budget to be Restored

MK Slomiansky (Bayit Yehudi), Finance Minister, agree to cancel 50M shekel cut for all streams.Gil Ronen, 10/29/2013, 1:56 PM

Lapid Sorry, but Not for Budget Cuts

Lapid seeks forgiveness for failing to bring civil marriage, Sabbath busing, and hareidi enlistment to Israel.Maayana Miskin, 9/13/2013, 2:01 PM

Orbach: Bennett Fought Lapid for Yeshiva Budget

Orbach reports ‘bitter’ fight for yeshiva funding, calls to stop criticizing Bennett over cuts.Maayana Miskin, 9/4/2013, 4:12 AM

Bayit Yehudi MKs Demand Timetables for Budgets

Ahead of a faction meeting, MKs say this time they will not be content with promises.Gil Ronen, 8/29/2013, 10:57 AM

'Budget Cut Harms Entire World of Torah'

Heads of yeshivas in Israel decide to “take off the gloves” and make their voices heard against a harsh budget cut.Hezki Baruch, 8/22/2013, 6:15 AM

Opposition Slams Lapid for Child Allowance Cuts

"The well-fed government of Netanyahu, Lapid and Bennett chooses the easiest victims," charges Yechimovich.Elad Benari, 8/20/2013, 4:13 AM

Lapid Proud of ‘Historic’ Child Benefits Cut

‘We’re moving from benefits culture to work culture,’ Finance Minister boasts as child benefits are slashed.Maayana Miskin, 8/18/2013, 1:47 PM

It’s Official: Child Benefits to be Cut

Parents to children will see a cut in monthly income as the government votes to scale back child payments.Maayana Miskin, 7/30/2013, 12:46 PM

Government Approves 4% Cut

Cabinet votes to approve 4% budget cut. Lapid: This is necessary to avoid bankruptcy.Maayana Miskin, 7/21/2013, 4:04 PM

Expert: 'Small, Smart' IDF may be a Stupid Idea

A similar line of thinking and planning preceded the Second Lebanon War, "and the army paid dearly for it."Gil Ronen, 7/19/2013, 12:00 PM

Gantz: Army will have to Shrink

Chief of Staff comments on changing character of warfare: “The enemy is not always visible"Gil Ronen, 7/15/2013, 3:34 PM

Bayit Yehudi MK: Cut to Yeshiva Budgets not Final

MK Ayelet Shaked thinks massive cut in the state budget for yeshivas will eventually be avertedGil Ronen, 7/11/2013, 10:13 PM

Gantz Unveils IDF Restructuring Plan

Thousands of permanent service soldiers will be let go and some units will be shut down as the IDF restructures.Elad Benari, 7/11/2013, 2:16 AM

Activist Slams Lapid, ‘Worse than Netanyahu’

Organizer of ‘social justice’ rallies declares Lapid a disappointment, calls for new protests.Maayana Miskin, 7/10/2013, 11:04 AM

Hareidi MK to US: Don’t Let Israel Discriminate

MK Eichler tells ambassador Dan Shapiro that Israel’s budget cuts will discriminate against American yeshiva students.Maayana Miskin, 7/5/2013, 11:12 AM

Litzman Attacks Lapid: He Knows Nothing on Economy

Litzman calls Lapid ignorant, and wonders why he could cancel dental care for children, but not a tax hike.Maayana Miskin, 7/3/2013, 12:15 PM

MKs' Salaries to be Cut by Only 1%

Knesset committee reverses decision to cut MKs' salaries by 10%. MK Calderon: I will donate the remaining 9%.Elad Benari, 6/28/2013, 5:13 AM

Rabbi: Don’t Separate Hareidi, Zionist Yeshivas

Rabbi: Don’t distinguish between religious-Zionist, hareidi yeshivas – we’re all in this together.Maayana Miskin, 6/21/2013, 3:46 PM

Knesset Approves First Reading of State Budget

After a heated debate, Knesset approves first reading of budget for 2013-2014 by a majority of 58 to 44.Elad Benari, 6/18/2013, 1:34 AM

Knesset to Approve 2013-2014 Budget Today

Knesset plenum expected to ratify two-year budget in the first reading, but it will be modified.Gil Ronen, 6/17/2013, 10:02 AM

Religious Zionist Uproar: ‘Death Blow’ to Yeshivas

Government to cut yeshiva budgets by over 50%. Sources in Bayit Yehudi admit, ‘This is a death blow.’Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar, 6/16/2013, 8:32 AM

MK Mozes: 'Hatred of Hareidim' Costs State Money

The state is planning to cut funding for post-high school yeshiva programs. This will result in economic damage for Israel, says MK MozesDavid Lev, 6/6/2013, 8:12 AM

‘We’re Heading for Repeat of Second Lebanon War’

‘National responsibility’ activists angry, worried at decision to slash IDF training. ‘We’ve been there before.’Maayana Miskin, 6/5/2013, 8:35 AM

CoS Gantz Slashes IDF Training, Other Programs

Chief of Staff Benny Gantz announced that the army would be forced to cut training missions for soldiers because of budget cutsDavid Lev, 6/3/2013, 8:37 PM

Labor Calls to MKs: Don’t Vote for ‘Coward’s Tax’

Labor head slams Lapid’s plan to raise the VAT as “coward’s tax,” proposes an alternative.Maayana Miskin, 5/29/2013, 1:53 PM

Lapid Publishes Budget Q-and-A

Finance Minister reveals how budget changes will affect students, the middle class, the poor, and more.Maayana Miskin, 5/21/2013, 12:38 PM

Meretz MK Hints Shooting Related to Budget

MK Tamar Zandberg asserts the shooting in Be’er Sheva was a result of the state budget. Deputy Finance Minister: A miserable statement.Elad Benari, 5/21/2013, 4:15 AM

Piron: A Simple Conversation Turned into a Storm

Education Minister stresses that the cut in funding of Shas's schools will happen when his public hareidi schools are established.Elad Benari, 5/14/2013, 5:35 PM

Government Approves State Budget

After talks into the night, the Israeli government approves the state budget for 2013 and 2014, by a majority of 21-1.Elad Benari, 5/14/2013, 6:14 AM

Budget of PM's Residence Jumps 80% in Four Years

The planned austerity measures have not hit PM Netanyahu's expenses, which have jumped 80% since 2009.Elad Benari, 5/14/2013, 3:42 AM

Budget of Shas Schools Will Not be Cut

Deri, Piron and Lapid agree to postpone the planned cuts in Shas's network of schools.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2013, 2:15 AM

Official: Hareidim, Dati Le'umi Suffer Together

The budget cuts proposed by the government are decimating all yeshivas, a top Hesder Yeshiva official saidDavid Lev, 5/13/2013, 9:42 PM

Talks on Defense Cuts End, No Agreement Yet

Israel's security cabinet ends marathon talks on cuts in defense spending. Final decision expected Monday morning.Elad Benari, 5/13/2013, 2:12 AM

Lapid: In Six Months It Will be Better

Finance Minister Yair Lapid assures angry Israelis that he is following through on his promises and that the budget cuts are the right move.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/10/2013, 10:12 PM

Lapid Against ‘Social Protests’

Finance Minister explains why he no longer supports ‘cost of living’ rallies. Social protests previously brought him to power.Maayana Miskin, 5/10/2013, 12:00 PM

Protesters Outside Lapid's Home Tell Him to Resign

About 100 people demonstrated outside the home of Finance Minister Lapid against the planned budget cuts, calling on him to resign.Elad Benari, 5/10/2013, 2:12 AM

Lapid: I Won't Give Away Money I Don't Have

Finance Minister Yair Lapid attempts to justify the budget cuts. "The rich are getting hit too."Elad Benari, 5/9/2013, 3:14 AM

Lapid: We Knew This Would be Hard

Finance Minister says budget cuts are hard, inevitable.Maayana Miskin, 5/7/2013, 2:30 PM

Lapid Promises to Fight for the Working Man

Finance Minister Yair Lapid says that he intends to fight for the working man who "just pays the bills".Elad Benari, 4/24/2013, 3:14 AM

Stanley Fischer Backs Lapid on Deficit Goal

Bank of Israel head comes to agreement with Lapid, backs 3% deficit target., 4/23/2013, 6:49 PM

Budget Cuts: VAT on Produce, Child Payments Cut

Government plans cuts to keep deficit under control. How will cuts impact average Israeli?Maayana Miskin, 4/22/2013, 11:02 PM

‘Social Justice’ Backs Lapid: Increase the Deficit

Group founded by ‘social justice’ protesters backs Lapid on budget, says increasing deficit is ‘responsible.’Maayana Miskin, 4/14/2013, 2:14 PM

Gafni: Lapid Hiding His Real Intention

MK Moshe Gafni criticizes Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s planned budget cuts, says they will hurt the country’s weaker sectors.Elad Benari, 4/12/2013, 3:16 AM