Israel Political Brief May 13, 2013: Israel’s Austerity Budget Draws Citizen Protests

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Israel’s Austerity Budget Draws Citizen Protests

Source: New York Times, 5-13-13

The Israeli government was debating the final points of a two-year austerity budget early Tuesday that would cut spending and raise taxes, outraging many Israelis who voted in a new government this year after promises of economic relief….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief May 13, 2013: Israeli Cabinet approves reduced defense cuts

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Israel’s Cabinet approves reduced defense cuts

Source: JTA, 5-13-13

Israel’s Cabinet unanimously approved a proposal to moderate a cut to the defense budget, as part of sweeping austerity measures proposed for the 2013-2014 budget….READ MORE 

Israel Political Brief April 11, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu said to push back against Yair Lapid austerity measures

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

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Netanyahu said to push back against Lapid austerity measures

Source: The Times of Israel, 4-11-13

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly asked Finance Minister Yair Lapid to go back to the drawing board after being presented with a package of austerity measures aimed at shrinking the country’s NIS 39 billion deficit Thursday….READ MORE

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