Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will decide whether or not to increase the defense budget in the coming weeks, he told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Monday.

Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Ze’ev Elkin (Likud Beytenu) said the budget crisis is severe and requires the prime minister’s personal involvement as “the responsible adult.” 

Elkin also pointed out that Security Cabinet decisions about the budget were not enacted, which could harm the IDF’s continued functionality, training and plans. […]