Report: Israeli Landlords Cleaning Up as Rents Jump

Housing sales are down in Israel, because of high prices and anticipation of the zero-VAT purchase plan - but rents are sky-highMoshe Cohen, 8/31/2014, 4:27 PM

Tourism Minister: Make Gaza Belt VAT-Free

Minister Uzi Landau suggests that residents, businesses within 40 km of Gaza receive benefit for one year.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 8/25/2014, 3:00 PM

Hareidi MK Threatens 'Apartheid' Israel with Intifada

'If you have no respect for Torah, respect the Arab rebellion' threatens Eichler, in vitriol on Lapid's VAT housing law benefiting soldiers.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 8/13/2014, 7:55 AM

Officials: Lapid's VAT Plan Illegal, Inflationary

Legal experts, as well as the head of the Bank of Israel, criticized Yair Lapid's VAT exemption plan for first-time homebuyers.Yosef Berger, 7/7/2014, 10:08 PM

Ministers Give Nod to Lapid VAT Bill

The Ministerial Law Committee approved for legislation the law that would slash VAT costs for first-time home buyers.Yosef Berger, 6/16/2014, 5:08 PM

Ministers Agree on VAT-Free Housing

Housing and Finance ministers agree on landmark bill to eliminate VAT for first-time home-buyers, but not everyone is happy.Gil Ronen, 5/22/2014, 7:05 PM

Ariel: Lapid VAT Exemption Plan Won't Get Out of Committee

Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) slammed Yair Lapid's plans to 'accommodate' haredi and Arab Israelis in his VAT exemption plan.Moshe Cohen, 5/12/2014, 7:27 PM

Southern Residents: Lapid's VAT Plan Will Kill Our Communities

Residents of peripheral areas said that Yair Lapid's plan to eliminate VAT payments for home-buyers would ruin their own communities.Yosef Berger, 5/12/2014, 6:39 PM

MK Eichler: Investigate Lapid for 'Hate Crimes'

Hareidi MK attacks Finance Minister Yair Lapid, saying that he is 'guilty of hate crimes against haredi Israelis.'Moshe Cohen, 5/12/2014, 4:40 PM

Hareidi, Arab Homebuyers to Get Reduced VAT Exemption

Lapid modifies plan exempting first-time homebuyers from VAT payments to include those who don't serve in IDF - will it pass courts?Yaakov Levi, 5/11/2014, 10:46 PM