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Swords of Iron: Economic Do’s and Don’ts

A new policy paper by Nisan Avraham, senior economic researcher, and Dr Michael Sarel, Head of Kohelet Economic Forum, outlines the recommended do’s and don’ts for the Israeli government that are necessary to overcome the economic challenges brought on by the war.

Do’s:

  1. Reexamine the 2024 budget and adjust it fiscally to war spending.
  2. Take significant steps to revamp the public sector.
  3. Expand the tax base by eliminating sector-specific tax benefits.
  4. Slash the number of Ministers and Ministries.
  5. Merge the tax collection of Bituach Leumi (National Insurance) and Income Tax.

Don’ts:

  1. Do not raise taxes.
  2. Avoid a permanent increase in defense spending.
  3. Avoid increasing the length of compulsory Army service.

See the full policy paper (Hebrew)

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