Furtive Finance of Settlements a Top Israeli Election Issue

February 5, 2015 7:21 PM

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Taxpayer support for an agency fueling the expansion of West Bank settlements rose by more than $100 million last year, making it a top recipient of money being furtively channeled into politicians' pet projects, according to an Associated Press analysis.

The AP examination of national budget figures found that the settlement building unit of the World Zionist Organization received a bigger funding boost last year than nearly any other government-backed project. The figures provide a rare glimpse behind the smoke screen of bureaucracy that finances o...

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