In 1/2017, Netanyahu proposed to his cabinet that Israel join “Creative Europe,” an EU cultural and media initiative and grant-making organization, according to a Haaretz report on 1/29. Finance Min. Kahlon, Economy Min. Eli Cohen, and Culture and Sports Min. Regev were all in favor of the move, which would require Israel spending €1 m. (around $1.069 m.) to participate. Hours later, Regev issued a statement withdrawing her support as it transpired that the program excluded West Bank settlements. The proposal was then removed from the cabinet’s meeting agenda for that night.
Quarterly Updates for (16 Nov 2016 — 15 Feb 2017)