Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Political: 3rd November, 2010

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People in the Finance Ministry said they transferred 100 million NIS to the Ministry of the Interior, funds earmarked for the firefighting services, but the Ministry of the Interior made no use of the money. The Minister of the Interior, Eli Yishai, claims that 18 months ago he demanded a budget increase of 500 million NIS in order to improve the capabilities of the National Firefighting Array, According to Yishai, his office received only 70 million NIS, and it funneled them to the firefighting authorities within a month. (Hebrew)

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December 4th, 2010 at 2:11 pm