Arab Today, arab today israel increases defence budget by 700 million
Last Updated : GMT 20:25:28
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Israel increases defence budget by $700 million

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Israel increases defence budget by $700 million

London - AFP

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Sunday an increase of nearly $700 million in the defence budget, after saying last year that he would cut military spending to finance social reforms. \"We are going to add three million shekels to the defence budget,\" Netanyahu told a news conference. Netanyahu had in October supported the recommendations of a report he commissioned, by respected economist Manuel Trajtenberg, which were intended to address rising frustrations about the cost of living and income disparity in the Jewish state that triggered mass protests last year. One of the Trajtenberg report\'s proposals was to cut a defence budget that amounts to around $14 billion, of which $3 billion comes in annual US military aid, to finance a series of social initiatives without increasing the deficit. \"I have reflected on this question, but in view of what has happened in the region, I have reached the conclusion that cutting the defence budget would be a mistake, even a big mistake,\" Netanyahu said. \"Any sensible person can see what is happening around us... All these changes have strategic implications for the national security of the state of Israel, for our ability to face the new challenges and instability,\" he told a weekly cabinet meeting, according to a statement from his office. The Israeli army \"is the shield of the country, which is why we must increase its means,\" he added. The prime minister said that in return for the spending increase, the defence ministry would have to respect the principle of transparency, which would allow the government to monitor the management of the budget. \"In the past, we discovered things late, whereas now we will become aware of them in real time.\" Israel\'s cabinet in October approved the recommended economic reforms outlined by the 267-page Trajtenberg report, which covered housing, competitiveness, social services, education and taxation.  

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today israel increases defence budget by 700 million Arab Today, arab today israel increases defence budget by 700 million

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today israel increases defence budget by 700 million Arab Today, arab today israel increases defence budget by 700 million

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today US travel restrictions are still 'Muslim ban'

GMT 00:54 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

US travel restrictions are still 'Muslim ban'
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Israel builds settlements 'at high rate'

GMT 01:04 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

Israel builds settlements 'at high rate'
Arab Today, arab today Saudi clerics use Twitter, textbooks

GMT 10:13 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

Saudi clerics use Twitter, textbooks
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Personality study finds fish have hidden depths

GMT 00:43 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

Personality study finds fish have hidden depths
Arab Today, arab today China refuses visa to elderly India runner

GMT 15:01 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

China refuses visa to elderly India runner
Arab Today, arab today UAE to open its first nuclear reactor in 2018

GMT 19:11 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

UAE to open its first nuclear reactor in 2018
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Chevrolet's first 9-speed auto debuts

GMT 18:58 2017 Monday ,25 September

Chevrolet's first 9-speed auto debuts
Arab Today, arab today Third generation adds more power

GMT 13:40 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Third generation adds more power
Arab Today, arab today Mai Kassab happy for participating in new film

GMT 09:33 2017 Friday ,22 September

Mai Kassab happy for participating in new film
Arab Today, arab today Botanical gardens a lifeboat

GMT 02:50 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

Botanical gardens a lifeboat

GMT 08:56 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'

GMT 10:27 2017 Sunday ,24 September

'Lady Beast' fights for girl gamers

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 09:22 2017 Monday ,25 September

Conditions growing dire    

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 16:08 2017 Monday ,25 September

'World's heaviest woman' dies

GMT 12:09 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Taxi! Transport gets an overhaul

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:46 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday