Israel Political Brief August 4, 2013: West Bank settlements join Israel’s list of national priority communities

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West Bank settlements join Israel’s list of national priority communities

Source: JTA, 8-4-13

Fifteen West Bank settlements were added to the list of communities approved by Israel’s Cabinet that are entitled to extra government benefits….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief July 7, 2013: Israeli cabinet approves reforms to IDF conscription law

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Israeli cabinet approves reforms to IDF conscription law

Source: Haaretz, 7-7-13

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet on Sunday approved a proposal for reforms to Israel’s military conscription law which would abolish wholesale exemptions from military duty granted to ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief June 30, 2013: Rejecting appeal, cabinet approves Be’er Tuviya power plant

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Rejecting appeal, cabinet approves Be’er Tuviya power plant

Source: Jerusalem Post, 6-30-13

Home Front Defense Minister Erdan’s appeal not to erect controversial plant near potential Gaza rocket fire is rejected. Be’er Tuvia residents protest gas plant….READ MORE

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

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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 January 28, 2013: Knesset approves plan to recognize Bedouin settlement

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Knesset approves plan to recognize Bedouin settlement

Source: JTA, 1-28-13

Israel’s Cabinet approved a plan to formalize the status of Bedouin settlement in the Negev….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief December 9, 2012: Israeli Cabinet approves temporary military draft exemption for yeshiva students

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Israeli Cabinet approves temporary draft exemption for yeshiva students

Source: JTA, 12-9-12

Israel’s Cabinet approved a temporary exemption for haredi Orthodox yeshiva students from the military draft….READ MORE

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

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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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