Dr. Yaacov Lifshitz

Dr. Yaacov Lifshitz

Dr. Yaacov Lifshitz

(Ph.D. Ben-Gurion University) Former director general of the Israel Ministry of Finance and former chief economist of the Israel Ministry of Defense.

The Locker Committee: A Preordained Failure

| October 14, 2015

The Locker Committee called in its July report for significant reforms in the IDF’s budget. The 77-page document was dead-on-arrival. External probes like the Locker Committee are a poor substitute for rigorous internal staff work and for tough governmental decision-making.

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Strategic and Economic Roles of Defense Industries in Israel

| February 13, 2012

The Israeli defense industry is largely focused on arms exports to the global market, with insufficient attention paid to the IDF’s military technology and equipment needs.

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