|The report analyses the extent of the economic, social, military, political and diplomatic burden of the conflict on Israel.
Among the report’s highlights:
The prolonged conflict with the Palestinians undermines sustainable economic growth, burdens the budget, limits social development, absorbs most of the energies of the political leadership, calls into question the legitimacy of the actions of the Israeli Defense Forces and isolates Israel internationally.
The burden of the conflict includes:
Israel needs to grow at a rate similar to that of the emerging economies of Asia and Eastern Europe.
Changes in Per Capita Outlay for Defense and for Social Services, 2000-2009