Protective Edge NIS 1.9 Billion Bill Comes DueThe government on Sunday ratified an across-the-board 2% cut in the state budget to pay for Operation Protective Edge
Defense Ministry Demanding NIS 20 BillionAlready, the state budget is being slashed to pay for war costs - and even more slashing is likely in the coming months
Budget Cuts? Hebrew University Students Fight BackProtests erupt on Mount Scopus campus after Humanities department cuts funds for second time in three years.
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.
IAF 'Ready to Protect,' Officials SayIAF officials reassure the public: despite budget cuts, Israel can handle any threat - especially in the North.
'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.
Hospital Protests SnowballMedical centers across Israel to protest Sunday in solidarity with strikers at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.
IDF Weighs Shorter Service for Non-Combat SoldiersSpecial committee to examine the possibility of determining length of military service by importance of position.
Bank of Israel: Fewer Services, More Taxes LikelyIsraelis are set to face a “double whammy” in 2014, with budget cuts affecting many services along with higher taxes.
Report: Govt. to Make Major Cuts in Postal ServiceThe 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 said
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.
IDF to Cut 40% of Staff Serving Outside Army RanksMove to affect non-IDF military personnel, such as police, Mossad, and the Shin Bet. Hareidim may replace lost manpower.
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.
MK Mozes: Budget Cuts Punished Measure for MeasureHareidi MK warns: Unemployment, EU boycott the result of Israel’s budget cuts.
Foreign Yeshiva Student Budget to be RestoredMK Slomiansky (Bayit Yehudi), Finance Minister, agree to cancel 50M shekel cut for all streams.
Lapid Sorry, but Not for Budget CutsLapid seeks forgiveness for failing to bring civil marriage, Sabbath busing, and hareidi enlistment to Israel.
Orbach: Bennett Fought Lapid for Yeshiva BudgetOrbach reports ‘bitter’ fight for yeshiva funding, calls to stop criticizing Bennett over cuts.
Bayit Yehudi MKs Demand Timetables for BudgetsAhead of a faction meeting, MKs say this time they will not be content with promises.
'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.
Opposition Slams Lapid for Child Allowance Cuts"The well-fed government of Netanyahu, Lapid and Bennett chooses the easiest victims," charges Yechimovich.
Lapid Proud of ‘Historic’ Child Benefits Cut‘We’re moving from benefits culture to work culture,’ Finance Minister boasts as child benefits are slashed.
It’s Official: Child Benefits to be CutParents to children will see a cut in monthly income as the government votes to scale back child payments.
Government Approves 4% CutCabinet votes to approve 4% budget cut. Lapid: This is necessary to avoid bankruptcy.
Expert: 'Small, Smart' IDF may be a Stupid IdeaA similar line of thinking and planning preceded the Second Lebanon War, "and the army paid dearly for it."
Gantz: Army will have to ShrinkChief of Staff comments on changing character of warfare: “The enemy is not always visible"
Bayit Yehudi MK: Cut to Yeshiva Budgets not FinalMK Ayelet Shaked thinks massive cut in the state budget for yeshivas will eventually be averted
Gantz Unveils IDF Restructuring PlanThousands of permanent service soldiers will be let go and some units will be shut down as the IDF restructures.
Activist Slams Lapid, ‘Worse than Netanyahu’Organizer of ‘social justice’ rallies declares Lapid a disappointment, calls for new protests.
Hareidi MK to US: Don’t Let Israel DiscriminateMK Eichler tells ambassador Dan Shapiro that Israel’s budget cuts will discriminate against American yeshiva students.
Litzman Attacks Lapid: He Knows Nothing on EconomyLitzman calls Lapid ignorant, and wonders why he could cancel dental care for children, but not a tax hike.
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%.
Rabbi: Don’t Separate Hareidi, Zionist YeshivasRabbi: Don’t distinguish between religious-Zionist, hareidi yeshivas – we’re all in this together.
Knesset Approves First Reading of State BudgetAfter a heated debate, Knesset approves first reading of budget for 2013-2014 by a majority of 58 to 44.
Knesset to Approve 2013-2014 Budget TodayKnesset plenum expected to ratify two-year budget in the first reading, but it will be modified.
Religious Zionist Uproar: ‘Death Blow’ to YeshivasGovernment to cut yeshiva budgets by over 50%. Sources in Bayit Yehudi admit, ‘This is a death blow.’
MK Mozes: 'Hatred of Hareidim' Costs State MoneyThe state is planning to cut funding for post-high school yeshiva programs. This will result in economic damage for Israel, says MK Mozes
‘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.’
CoS Gantz Slashes IDF Training, Other ProgramsChief of Staff Benny Gantz announced that the army would be forced to cut training missions for soldiers because of budget cuts
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.
Lapid Publishes Budget Q-and-AFinance Minister reveals how budget changes will affect students, the middle class, the poor, and more.
Meretz MK Hints Shooting Related to BudgetMK Tamar Zandberg asserts the shooting in Be’er Sheva was a result of the state budget. Deputy Finance Minister: A miserable statement.
Piron: A Simple Conversation Turned into a StormEducation Minister stresses that the cut in funding of Shas's schools will happen when his public hareidi schools are established.
Government Approves State BudgetAfter talks into the night, the Israeli government approves the state budget for 2013 and 2014, by a majority of 21-1.
Budget of PM's Residence Jumps 80% in Four YearsThe planned austerity measures have not hit PM Netanyahu's expenses, which have jumped 80% since 2009.
Budget of Shas Schools Will Not be CutDeri, Piron and Lapid agree to postpone the planned cuts in Shas's network of schools.
Official: Hareidim, Dati Le'umi Suffer TogetherThe budget cuts proposed by the government are decimating all yeshivas, a top Hesder Yeshiva official said
Talks on Defense Cuts End, No Agreement YetIsrael's security cabinet ends marathon talks on cuts in defense spending. Final decision expected Monday morning.
Lapid: In Six Months It Will be BetterFinance Minister Yair Lapid assures angry Israelis that he is following through on his promises and that the budget cuts are the right move.
Lapid Against ‘Social Protests’Finance Minister explains why he no longer supports ‘cost of living’ rallies. Social protests previously brought him to power.
Protesters Outside Lapid's Home Tell Him to ResignAbout 100 people demonstrated outside the home of Finance Minister Lapid against the planned budget cuts, calling on him to resign.
Lapid: I Won't Give Away Money I Don't HaveFinance Minister Yair Lapid attempts to justify the budget cuts. "The rich are getting hit too."
Lapid: We Knew This Would be HardFinance Minister says budget cuts are hard, inevitable.
Lapid Promises to Fight for the Working ManFinance Minister Yair Lapid says that he intends to fight for the working man who "just pays the bills".
Stanley Fischer Backs Lapid on Deficit GoalBank of Israel head comes to agreement with Lapid, backs 3% deficit target.
Budget Cuts: VAT on Produce, Child Payments CutGovernment plans cuts to keep deficit under control. How will cuts impact average Israeli?
‘Social Justice’ Backs Lapid: Increase the DeficitGroup founded by ‘social justice’ protesters backs Lapid on budget, says increasing deficit is ‘responsible.’
Gafni: Lapid Hiding His Real IntentionMK Moshe Gafni criticizes Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s planned budget cuts, says they will hurt the country’s weaker sectors.