14.08.2011 14.Aw-Elul, 5771
Defense minister says he's willing to cut defense budget only as part of "package deal"; adds IDF, Shin Bet preparing for worst in September.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Sunday warned against irresponsibly cutting the defense budget in response to social justice protests across the country, saying, "We live in the Middle East and it would be wrong to ignore that fact."
In an interview with Army Radio, Barak identified with protesters, saying affordable housing "is not a luxury," but added that he would agree to budget cuts only as part of a comprehensive "package deal."…