A comparison of the Ministry of Defense budget, 2008-12, with the Brodet Committee framework

05/12/2011
05.12.2011
 
A comparison of the Ministry of Defense budget, 2008–12, with the Brodet Committee framework
 
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  The original Ministry of Defense budget for 2011 is NIS 1 billion less than the amount consistent with the framework outlined by the Brodet Committee, but the budget including additions which are expected to be approved by the end of the year will be about NIS 2 billion more than the amount consistent with the framework. The original budget for 2012 is about NIS 1 billion below the Brodet framework, but with planned additions total spending is expected to be about NIS 1.6 billion above the framework.
  In 2008–10, defense expenditure was on average about NIS 400 million per year above the level consistent with the Brodet Committee's framework. The cumulative deviation in those years is less than the Operation Cast Lead expenses which were recognized as extraordinary expenses by the Prime Minister.
  The cumulative addition to the defense budget above the Brodet Committee framework is NIS 3.2 billion in 2008–11. This sum is similar in size to the cumulative erosion of the defense procurement budget due to the lack of compensation for price increases in 2008 and 2009 in the indexation agreement which was adopted.