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October 2023
Past Event
Israel’s Wartime Budget

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Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Israel’s Wartime Budget

Past Event
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October 27, 2023
Israeli soldiers in an armored vehicle in Sderot, Israel, on October 24, 2023. (Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu via Getty Images)
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Israeli soldiers in an armored vehicle in Sderot, Israel, on October 24, 2023. (Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu via Getty Images)
27
October 2023
Past Event

Event will air live on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Speakers:
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Noach Hacker

Minister of Economic Affairs, Israel

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Michael Doran

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East

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Hamas’s October 7 attack on Israel caused the Jewish State to reevaluate the strength of its capabilities and its capacity to maintain border control. Israel has mobilized over 300,000 reservists to fight on the ground against Hamas. Although the Israel Defense Forces’ yearly budget of around $23.6 billion is more than the combined military spending of Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, and Jordan, Israel’s operation against Hamas may strain its finances. Since the beginning of the conflict, Israel has spent almost $246 million per day, according to Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich. 

Join Hudson Senior Fellow Michael Doran for a discussion on Israel’s budget during the Israel-Hamas war with Noach Hacker, the minister of economic affairs representing Israel’s Ministry of Finance.

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