Protesters Outside Lapid's Home Tell Him to Resign

About 100 people demonstrated outside the home of Finance Minister Lapid against the planned budget cuts, calling on him to resign.Elad Benari, 5/10/2013, 2:12 AM

Lapid: I Won't Give Away Money I Don't Have

Finance Minister Yair Lapid attempts to justify the budget cuts. "The rich are getting hit too."Elad Benari, 5/9/2013, 3:14 AM

Lapid Agrees to Raise Deficit to 4.65%

Finance Minister Yair Lapid agrees to increase the deficit target to 4.65% for 2013, after originally planning to increase it to 4.9%.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/3/2013, 8:58 PM

S&P Downgrades Israel's Local Currency Rating

S&P lowers Israel’s long- and short-term local currency sovereign credit ratings to 'A+/A-1'. Lapid unfazed.Elad Benari, 5/3/2013, 5:15 AM

Lapid Seeks Unprecedented Deficit

Lapid wants to increase deficit goal to 50 billion. Sources close to PM say he’s working alone.Maayana Miskin, 5/3/2013, 2:45 AM

Lapid Promises to Fight for the Working Man

Finance Minister Yair Lapid says that he intends to fight for the working man who "just pays the bills".Elad Benari, 4/24/2013, 3:14 AM

Stanley Fischer Backs Lapid on Deficit Goal

Bank of Israel head comes to agreement with Lapid, backs 3% deficit target., 4/23/2013, 6:49 PM

Yishai: Lapid is Right – We Took the Money

Shas head’s sarcastic comeback to Lapid, ‘I confess – we took the money.’Maayana Miskin, 4/23/2013, 1:46 AM

Proposed Budget: Raise the VAT, Cut Civil Servants' Pay

The Treasury plans to raise the VAT and cut the wages of civil servants in order to reduce Israel’s deficit.Elad Benari, 4/11/2013, 4:44 AM

Lapid: It's Worse than I Thought

Israel’s new Finance Minister admits he will have to implement tough economic cuts in order to repair Israel’s economy., 3/24/2013, 5:14 AM

White House: Republican Budget 'Doesn't Add Up'

The White House warned that a new Republican budget plan would hike taxes on the middle class or fail to cut the deficit , 3/12/2013, 6:49 PM

Livni, Lapid Slam PM Over Budget's 'Double Deficit'

According to figures assembled by the Accountant General's Office, Israel's budget deficit was double than what had been expectedDavid Lev, 1/13/2013, 6:40 PM