Quarterly Updates for (16 Nov 2016 — 15 Feb 2017)

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.