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Jerusalem to layoff thousands: Lack of budget

After receiving no government funding, City Council forced to lay off hundreds of workers at year's end with thousands more on way.Raphael Poch, 12/31/2015, 8:55 AM

Fin. Ministry Looks for Solution to Economy Slump

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon calls emergency meeting following CBS report on poor economic growth in second quarter 2015.Matt Wanderman, 8/18/2015, 10:46 AM

IDF: Finance Min. Delaying Gaza Belt Smart Fence

Senior officer reveals comprehensive system to defend residents being held up due to lack of funding by ministry.Ari Yashar, 7/23/2015, 4:15 PM

Holocaust Survivor Recognized After Six Years

79-year-old woman confined in Warsaw Ghetto fought Israel's Finance Ministry for six years to receive survivor compensation.Cynthia Blank, 7/23/2015, 1:24 PM

Stolen Records Contain Israelis' Insurance Records

The insurance records of millions of Israelis were stolen out of the back of a motor scooter - but there's no need to worry, officials said.Moshe Cohen, 7/23/2015, 9:07 AM

Finance Ministry Warns Israel May Go Bankrupt

Finance Ministry economist warns Israel could face a crisis like Greece's by 2059, if haredim and Arabs don't go to work.Ari Yashar, 6/1/2015, 2:49 PM

Treasury Unsure How PM will Fulfill Erdan Pledge

Finance Minister's aides demand that Netanyahu clarify where funds he promised to Internal Security Ministry are coming from.Cynthia Blank, 5/28/2015, 1:20 PM

Israel Ordered to Pay Iran Over 1989 Legal Battle

Swiss court orders Israel to pay for 1968 oil transport contract Iran cancelled after Iranian Revolution. Israel: we're not paying anything.Tova Dvorin, 5/20/2015, 10:50 PM

Netanyahu Prevents 'Passover Emergency'

Binyamin Netanyahu is once again Finance Minister - thanks to none other than Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef.Moshe Cohen, 3/26/2015, 1:28 PM

Kahlon: No One Has Negotiated with Us

Kulanu leader pours cold water on reports that he has already been guaranteed the position of Finance Minister in the next government.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 3/26/2015, 4:44 AM

Herzog: Offer to Kahlon Proves Bibi is in a Panic

According to Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog, Netanyahu offering finance portfolio to Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon is sign of PM's desperation.Cynthia Blank, 3/15/2015, 2:32 PM

Netanyahu Promises Kahlon Finance Ministry

With elections mere days away, last ditch effort by Netanyahu to turn Kahlon his way by offering finance portfolio is rejected.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 3/15/2015, 10:15 AM

Kahlon Denies Rumors of Deal With Liberman, Lapid

Moshe Kahlon denies rumors of plans for a post-election negotiation bloc with Yesh Atid, Yisrael Beytenu, or any other party.Moshe Cohen, 3/8/2015, 5:19 PM

Kahlon Rules Out 'Parties that Are Not Zionist'

Kulanu chairman rules out coalition with Joint Arab List, says he will not condition joining a coalition on him being Finance Minister.Ben Ariel, Canada, 3/6/2015, 11:46 PM

Lapid: I Would Return to Finance Ministry

Lapid vows to return housing crisis laws to the agenda if he sits in the next government, says he could work with hareidi parties.Tova Dvorin, 1/4/2015, 8:14 AM

No Religious Council in Beit El - Who's to Blame?

Beit El residents threaten to file petition in High Court for Justice over oversight; ministers play blame game, point to Finance Ministry.Uzi Baruch, 12/22/2014, 6:44 PM

Slomiansky: Lapid Was 'A Nightmare to Work With'

For two years, MK Nissan Slomiansky worked 'under the thumb' of ex-Finance Minister Yair Lapid, calling it a 'nightmare'.Yaakov Levi, 12/18/2014, 9:20 AM

Fitch Downgrades Israel's Outlook

Fitch downgrades the outlook for Israel's sovereign long-term foreign currency issuer default rating from Positive to Stable.Ben Ariel, 11/23/2014, 5:01 AM

Report Highlight High Life Spending by Ministries

A report issued over the weekend showed that government ministries spent hundreds of millions of shekels on outside services.Yaakov Levi, 11/2/2014, 6:55 PM

Govt. to Sell Off Most Companies

The Social-Economic Cabinet on Sunday decided to sell off nearly all the government-controlled companies in Israel.Moshe Cohen, 10/6/2014, 12:13 AM

Ben Gurion Workers May Go on Strike Again

Workers at Ben Gurion Airport are gearing up for another strike, fearing they will be on the hook for a huge royalty payment.Yaakov Levi, 10/5/2014, 4:05 PM

IAF 'Extreme' Decision To Cancel Training Flights

Finance Ministry reportedly 'refused' to keep IAF in the air for training; forces a move generals warn will cause serious harm.Ari Yashar, 5/27/2014, 11:01 PM

Conflict Erupts Over Solutions to Housing Crisis

Where to invest - that is the question. Housing and Finance Ministries face off over the better solution to the housing problem.Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2014, 9:56 AM

Intel to Invest 6 Billion Dollars in Israeli Plant

Ministers welcome plan to upgrade Intel's Kiryat Gat plant, which involves a reciprocal investment in the Israeli economy.Yishai Karov, 4/30/2014, 8:44 PM

Approved: 1 Billion NIS in Aid for Survivors

Finance Ministry plan to see thousands of survivors improve their quality of life, ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.Tova Dvorin, 4/27/2014, 1:47 PM

Hospital Staff Strike Outside FM's Home

Hadassah Medical Center controversy continues, as protestors claim the bailout process is stalling.Tova Dvorin, 4/27/2014, 8:58 AM

Finance Ministry Seeking to Lower Cost of Living

Israeli government looking to cut the profits of companies producing food subsidized by the government, in bid to make daily life easier.Moshe Cohen, 4/7/2014, 6:19 PM

Foreign Ministry Strike Ends

Dramatic 10-day strike ends with agreement between Foreign Ministry employees, Finance Ministry.Tova Dvorin, 4/2/2014, 9:16 PM

Foreign Ministry Strike Close to an End

Agreement between employees' union, Finance Ministry very close after intense negotiations in Tel Aviv.Tova Dvorin, 4/2/2014, 5:32 PM

Foreign Ministry Strike Heats Up

Finance Ministry, Foreign Ministry square off with sharp words and pointed picketing, as officials warn of harm to Israeli diplomacy.Tova Dvorin, 3/24/2014, 6:02 PM

Ministry: Hareidi Homebuyers Don't Need VAT Cut

Not extending a VAT discount for first time home buyers in hareidi communities is not discriminatory, the Treasury said.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2014, 8:45 AM

Protests Erupt at PMO Over Hospital Strike

Demonstrators picket Prime Minister's Office, call on Health Minister to do something about Hadassah hospital crisis, impending collapse.Tova Dvorin, 2/9/2014, 1:56 PM

Strike at Hadassah Medical Driving Doctors to Quit

Doctors begin to leave Hadassah hospital, transfer elsewhere, as financial crisis remains unresolved.Tova Dvorin, 2/5/2014, 6:07 PM

Lapid Retroactively Cuts Yeshiva Funding

Lapid utilizes technicality to take back February funding and ensure Supreme Court ruling against hareidi yeshivas is carried out.Ari Yashar, 2/5/2014, 3:15 PM

MKs Agree: ‘Draconian’ Regulation Must Stop

MKs from across the political spectrum call on Finance Minister Lapid to end ‘draconian’ approach to NGOs, yeshivas.Maayana Miskin, 11/27/2013, 1:11 PM

Ministry Cites Money-Laundering at Money Changers

At least 35% of activity in legal money-changing outlets in Israel are involved in money-laundering, Finance Ministry believes.David Lev, 11/14/2013, 1:55 PM

Poll: 78% Don't Trust Lapid in Treasury

Over three quarters of Israelis do not trust Yair Lapid to lead Israel's economy to prosperity and success, a poll showed.David Lev, 8/5/2013, 4:53 PM

Government Approves 4% Cut

Cabinet votes to approve 4% budget cut. Lapid: This is necessary to avoid bankruptcy.Maayana Miskin, 7/21/2013, 4:04 PM

FM Workers ‘Wish PM Would Get Involved’ in Dispute

Foreign Ministry workers say they wish the prime minister would get involved in the current dispute that has affected embassies worldwide.Chana Ya'ar, 6/26/2013, 2:04 PM

Finance Ministry Helps Israelis Find ‘Lost’ Funds

New Finance Ministry plan helps citizens track down pension funds. An estimated 10 billion shekels unclaimed. Maayana Miskin, 5/7/2013, 4:40 PM

Lapid: We Knew This Would be Hard

Finance Minister says budget cuts are hard, inevitable.Maayana Miskin, 5/7/2013, 2:30 PM

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

Lapid’s Deputy Slams Hareidi ‘Leeches,’ Apologizes

Deputy Finance Minister terms hareidi Jews ‘leeches,’ says they ‘can’t live off taxpayers.’Maayana Miskin, 4/24/2013, 11:00 AM

Airlines Agree to End Strike

Israeli airlines, Finance Ministry reach a deal; Israel will pay for airlines’ security costs.Maayana Miskin, 4/22/2013, 7:22 PM

Mitzna: Yair Lapid as FM is 'Irresponsible'

Appointing Yair Lapid as Finance Minister is like appointing Amir Peretz as Defense Minister, says MK Amram Mitzna.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2013, 5:52 AM

Lapid: Budget Cuts 'Painful and Necessary'

Minister of Finance says Israel must "return to responsible behavior so that we don't turn into Greece or Spain."Gil Ronen, 4/13/2013, 8:48 PM

Eilat Shuts Its Doors to Protest SalesTax

The Red Sea resort of Eilat will block entrances to the city next week to protest a government plan to impose a new sales tax. Chana Ya'ar, 4/11/2013, 4:04 PM

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

Opposition Slams Lapid Over Planned Cuts

Lapid chooses to avoid special Knesset session but finds time to post on Facebook, angering opposition.Elad Benari, 4/10/2013, 3:42 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

Bennett, Lapid Deny Giving Netanyahu an Ultimatum

Bennett and Lapid deny media reports that they plan to demand the Foreign and Finance Ministries or stay away from the coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2013, 4:14 AM

Likud Official: Lapid was Offered Finance Ministry

Yair Lapid was offered the position of Finance Minister in the new government but has yet to respond to the offer, says Likud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2013, 3:44 AM

17-Day-Old Nurses' Strike Ends

Agreement between nurses and Finance Ministry will see the nurses' salaries being increased over 4.5 years.Elad Benari, 12/20/2012, 2:42 AM

Ministry: Economy to Grow 3.5% in 2013

The Finance Ministry on Sunday released an optimistic forecast for economic growth in Israel for 2013, with predicted growth at 3.5%David Lev, 12/17/2012, 7:54 AM

Talks Fail, Nurses Go On Strike

Israel's nurses will begin an open-ended strike on Monday morning, after last minute talks produced no results.Elad Benari, 12/3/2012, 6:14 AM

U.S. and Israel Sign Off on Loan Guarantees

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Israeli Finance Ministry Director mark the extension of the U.S.-Israel Loan Guarantee program.Elad Benari, 10/25/2012, 2:13 AM

Steinitz: Ministers Don't Need BMWs

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz is seeking to cancel the results of a tender for new BMW cars to be provided for government ministers.David Lev, 7/12/2012, 11:34 AM