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

Fischer Loses Deficit Spending Showdown in Cabinet

The cabinet voted to raise Israel's deficit ceiling to 3% over the objections of Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer.Gabe Kahn, 7/2/2012, 5:10 PM

Fischer Blasts Netanyahu Deficit Spending Plan

Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer says the PM's plan to increase deficit spending is the exact opposite of what Israel should doGabe Kahn, 6/29/2012, 1:05 PM

Commissioner: Demos were 'Well Planned Violence'

Police Commissioner Danino: "Freedom to demonstrate must not turn into chaos."Gil Ronen, 6/26/2012, 2:02 PM

Israel's Proven Gas Revenues: NIS 20b

This year's state financial report includes an estimate of Israel's rights to oil and gas discovery revenues. Amount: NIS 20.3 billion.Chana Ya'ar, 5/10/2012, 9:02 AM

National Labor Strike Set for Wednesday

The Histadrut Labor Federation has set a general strike on Wednesday after the National Labor Court lifted an injunction imposed last week.Chana Ya'ar, 2/5/2012, 1:23 PM

NII Panel Agrees on Benefit Package for Disabled Israelis

A social services panel has reached an agreement on improving the meager monthly benefits for some 200,000 Israelis who have disabilities.Chana Ya'ar, 1/9/2012, 12:14 AM

Dead Sea Rehab Deal Reached with Finance Ministry

The government and Israel Corp. have reached a deal on mineral salt harvesting to rehabilitate the Dead Sea -- but not everyone is happy.Chana Ya'ar, 12/28/2011, 4:05 PM

NIS 1.1b Debt Write-off in Israel Military Industries Deal

A NIS 1.1b debt write-off for Israel Military Industries and retirement for 950 workers is proposed in a deal to privatize the company. Chana Ya'ar, 12/15/2011, 9:03 AM

Train Strike Leads to 'Bus Man's (Busy) Holiday'

The government has ordered an increase in the number of intercity buses to ensure that a train strike doesn't cripple the country.Chana Ya'ar, 9/22/2011, 10:51 AM

Finance Ministry: PA Funds Not Delayed

Contrary to reports Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz had blocked NIS 380 million to the PA officials say the money will be "on time." Gabe Kahn., 8/31/2011, 8:14 PM

Israel to Renew Tax Transfer to the PA

Israel announces that the frozen tax money will be transferred to the PA, after confirmation was received that it will not be given to Hamas.Elad Benari, 5/16/2011, 4:15 AM

'No Deal' Between Doctors and Finance Ministry

Talks between the doctors' union and the Finance Ministry ended late Tuesday night with no resolution. Chana Ya'ar, 4/27/2011, 9:04 AM

General Strike in Israel Averted

Finance Ministry and the Histadrut Labor Federation reach agreements after night long negotiations, general strike canceled.Elad Benari, 11/2/2010, 4:18 AM