Defense Budget

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

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

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

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 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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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 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