Most Trusted Institution? IDF - 51%, Knesset - 3%

Poll finds Israelis support the 'people's army,' but back cutting defense budget in favor of social programs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2015, 1:43 PM

If Crisis Not Resolved, We Will Draw Conclusions

Netanyahu opened Cabinet meeting addressing tensions between Ministers. 'There is no day that passes without threats and ultimatums.'Cynthia Blank, 11/30/2014, 12:24 PM

Judea-Samaria: More Funds Needed for Rock-Proofing

In an urgent letter to Lapid and Ya'alon, Council Heads called for additional funds for defensive car shields for unprotected residents.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky and Cynthia Blank, 11/27/2014, 11:42 AM

US Army Buys Its First Iron Dome from Israel

US apparently won over by performance of anti-missile system in Gaza war; move may mean Iron Dome to be covered by US defense budget.Ari Yashar, 11/3/2014, 8:38 AM

US War on ISIS Estimated at $780 Million

Staggering estimate only covers past six weeks of fighting, think tank notes. A full war could cost billions.Tova Dvorin, 9/29/2014, 10:05 PM

Netanyahu and Lapid Compromise on Budget

Defense system to receive an additional 6 billion shekels in 2015, according to last minute agreement between PM and Finance Minister.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/24/2014, 6:20 PM

Netanyahu: Raise Defense Budget by 'Many Billions'

Prime minister says 'any responsible leader' faced with growing threats would raise defense budget, as dispute with Lapid deepens.Ari Yashar, 9/15/2014, 7:32 PM

Ya'alon Warns Against Cuts to Defense Budget

"We must not reach a point where we'll look back and say that our failure to invest in security was irresponsible," warns Defense Minister.Uzi Baruch, 9/5/2014, 4:16 AM

Knesset Committee Approves 2014 Defense Budget

Defense budget for 2014 approved, including an increase of 750 million shekels to improve the IDF’s preparedness.Elad Benari, 2/5/2014, 2:15 AM

IDF is Allotted 2.75 Billion Shekels

Diplomacy-Security Cabinet gives defense establishment extra budget after IDF says it can cut no more.Gil Ronen, 10/31/2013, 5:47 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

Feiglin: I Found the Money – We Spent It on Oslo

Feiglin: We’ve heard how much ‘settlements’ cost, let’s see how much the political left costs.Maayana Miskin, 6/18/2013, 11:23 AM

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 wants to Slash Defense Budget

Security cabinet meets to discuss proposed cuts in defense spending of over a billion dollarsGil Ronen, 5/12/2013, 6:04 PM

Gantz: Coordination with Egypt Has Gotten Better

The coordination between Israel and Egypt has gotten better despite the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood to power, says COS.Elad Benari, 4/17/2013, 3:44 AM

Netanyahu, Lapid Agree on Budget Cuts

Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu have agreed on a series of cuts, including in the defense budget.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2013, 3:15 AM

IAF Commander: Arab Spring Could Strengthen Terror

IAF Commander addresses the changes caused by the Arab Spring and says: We cannot cut the defense budget.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 1/30/2012, 11:54 AM

IDF: Defense Budget Hike Not Big Enough

The head of the IDF Stategic Planning division says the IDF needs at least NIS 7 billion more to meet the challenges Israel is facing.Gabe Kahn., 1/2/2012, 9:04 PM

PM Defends Defense Budget Hike

Prime Minister Netanyahu defended an NIS 1.6 billion increase in defense spending saying it won't impact the socioeconomic agenda.Gabe Kahn., 12/28/2011, 10:32 PM

Steinitz: Arabs 'Too Broke' to Start a War

There is no need to increase the country's defense budget, says Yuval Steinitz - because Israel's Arab enemies are too broke to start a war.David Lev, 11/21/2011, 2:14 PM

Finance Ministry Slams Barak

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz says Ehud Barak's call to increase both military and socioeconomic spending will 'enslave Israel.'Gabe Kahn., 11/1/2011, 5:39 PM