ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 149

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Maoz’s Jewish National Identity Authority to transfer budget to war effort

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

File: Noam chair Avi Maoz speaks during a function at the Knesset, in Jerusalem, on March 20, 2023. (Erik Marmor/Flash90)
File: Noam chair Avi Maoz speaks during a function at the Knesset, in Jerusalem, on March 20, 2023. (Erik Marmor/Flash90)

About NIS 120 million from the Jewish National Identity Authority will be transferred through the Prime Minister’s Office to support the war effort, in line with letter sent to the PMO’s director general by Deputy Minister Avi Maoz, who oversees the authority.

The controversial authority, established to cement Maoz’s one-man far-right party’s entry into the coalition, will also transfer its manpower allocations for the duration of the war.

The authority was budgeted NIS 120 million for 2023 and NIS 165 million for 2024.

A readout from Maoz’s spokesperson says that the Jewish National Identity Authority transferred its budgets and manpower allocations, and sources familiar with the matter say that 2024’s budget will be redirected, as well, if the war continues into next year.

 

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