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Sapir to Resign Israeli Finance Ministry; Hints at Great Cost of Six-day War

Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir, said today, in an interview with the Army weekly Bamachaneh, that he intended to resign at the close of the current Parliament, in 1969.

The Finance Minister noted he had been a member of the Cabinet for 12 years, and that he felt “this was enough.” He also said that direct and indirect costs of the Six-Day June war had been a “ten-figure number.” Israel’s defense budget is classified information.