Barak’s Proposal ‘Mortgages Israel’s Future,’ Ministry Says

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s proposal to increase defense spending and bring expenditure beyond planned limits “mortgages Israel’s future” to huge debts and endangers the economic stability of the country, the Finance Ministry said in an e-mailed statement today.

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