Israel Political Brief July 30, 2012: Republicans Likelier Than Democrats to Favor PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Gallup Poll Shows

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Republicans likelier than Democrats to favor Bibi, Gallup poll shows

Source: JTA, 7-30-12

Republicans are twice as likely as Democrats to view Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu favorably, and President Obama’s Jewish support remains steady, according to polling by Gallup….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief July 30, 2012: Government Approves Massive Tax Hikes, Spending Cuts

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Gov’t Approves Massive Tax Hikes, Spending Cuts

The government on Monday passed a sweeping measure to tighten Israel’s belt at a time when the world is facing another financial crisis.

Source: Israel National News, 7-30-12

Netanyahu at Cabinet meeting.

Netanyahu at Cabinet meeting.
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The government on Monday passed a sweeping measure to tighten Israel’s belt at a time when the world is facing another global financial crisis.

With a vote of 20 to 9, the Cabinet approved a package of austerity measures designed to raise some NIS 14.15 billion within a year, and reduce the budget deficit by 1.5 percent. Voting against the package were the  Independence and Shas parties, as well as Likud Social Services Minister Moshe Kahlon.

The measures include raising taxes, increasing fines and cutting budgets….READ MORE

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