Defense Ministry to cut NY delegation

Defense Ministry to cut

October 19, 2009 10:58
1 minute read.


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


A week after State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss revealed that the government paid a whooping NIS 527,000 in hotel costs for a Defense Ministry delegation attending the Paris Air Salon, the ministry announced Monday that its plan for greater efficiency of its New York purchasing team, including a cut of thirty percent of the delegation's employees, had been approved and would be implemented immediately. In a statement, the Defense Ministry stressed that it had taken various measures over the last two years to meet efficiency targets, including the use of the McKinsey and Associates consultancy services, the integration of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to manage the ministry's budget and resources, and the implementation of an early retirement program for some 300 ministry workers. Over the last few days, the Mackenzie recommendations regarding the New York purchasing team, as well as the implementation plan submitted by the Defense Ministry's Human Resources Department, were presented to the ministry's director-general, Pinchas Buchris. Buchris said he was fully adopting the recommendations, according to which the training of delegates and local employees would be enhanced, the purchasing process would be improved to make greater use of the team's three-billion-dollar annual budget and 30% of the delegation's employees would be laid off.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town