Israel Opera faces savage government cutmain
The Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev, a far-right member of the ruling party, has let it be known she will be inflicting a punitive cut on Israel Opera for not reflecting her nationalist vision for the country.
She’s also planning a hit on the national theatre, Habimah, for representing a leftist agenda.
Israel Opera receives NIS 18 million ($4.6m) in state subsidy. It will be damaged but not disabled by the cut.