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Gantz, Liberman agree to raise soldiers' wages by 50 percent

Defense Minister Gantz, Finance Minister agree to raise soldiers' wages by 50 percent

Pay for combat soldiers during operations to rise to NIS 3,048 per month, ground crews to NIS 1,793.

'Larger defense budget needed to strike Iran nuclear program'

Gantz: Israel needs larger defense budge to strike Iran nuclear program

Defense Minister defends NIS 5 billion package to build capability to strike Iran's nuclear program to Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee

Senior IDF official: Iran capable of seriously attacking Israel

Senior IDF official: Iran capable of seriously attacking Israel

IDF's Operational Directorate Head says Iran capable of carrying out attack against Israel similar to attack on Saudi oil facilities.

Trump admin praises $38 billion 10-year Israel defense agreement

Trump admin praises $38 billion 10-year Israel defense agreement

Israel is 'valuable and capable ally to US that faces dangerously escalating threats, first from Iran regime sponsoring terror groups.'

Kahlon: I don't want Jews in Umm al-Fahm

Kahlon: I don't want Jews in Umm al-Fahm

Finance Minister details new budget for homefront defense, says Jews moving into Arab villages could cause a 'provocation.'

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.

Netanyahu: 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.'

Judea-Samaria Leaders Urge More Funds for Rock-Proofing Cars

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.

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.

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.

Netanyahu and Lapid Reach 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.

Netanyahu Calls to Raise Defense Budget by 'Many Billions'player

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 dollars

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.

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.

IAF Commander: 'Arab Spring' Could Strengthen Terrorplayer

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.

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.

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.

Steinitz: Arabs 'Too Disorganized, 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.

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.'