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Finance Minister: Fires won't cause long-term economic damage

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon details relief efforts to help those affected by fires, says economic harm to country will be limited.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2016, 6:27 PM

Residents affected by fires to receive 2,500 shekels

Kahlon announces that residents who lost their homes in fires will receive an initial compensation of 2,500 shekels per person.Elad Benari, 11/27/2016, 1:12 AM

Fitch upgrades Israel's credit rating

Fitch Ratings upgrades Israel's ratings to 'A+' from 'A'. Netanyahu: It's a result of our responsible economic policy.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 11/11/2016, 8:50 PM

Close down both broadcasting authorities?

The new committee to solve the issue of the Israel Broadcasting Authority considers closing both the old and the new authorities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/3/2016, 8:33 PM

Kahlon: we don't need UNESCO's approval

Finance Minster says Bible proves Israel does not need approval of UNESCO, praises Jewish tradition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/20/2016, 5:12 PM

Kahlon and Edelstein agree on structure of Arrangements Law

Taxation on a third apartment to be included in the Arrangements Law for 2017-2018.Hezki Baruch, 10/14/2016, 2:42 AM

Finance Minister: We've chosen to stand with the young couples

Moshe Kahlon refuses to back off tax for 3rd apartments; 'Coalition members will have to choose between the top percentile and the young.'Shlomo Pyutrokowski, 9/25/2016, 2:37 PM

Upgrade on 'Cost of Living' lottery for discounted housing

Ministers Kahlon and Galant have changed the lottery to win discounted housing, in order to increase the chances of a win.Hezki Baruch, 8/22/2016, 5:33 PM

Ketchup, anyone?

Finance and Health Ministers amend a bill on the official definition of ketchup, so as to increase competition on the ketchup market.Hezki Baruch, 8/17/2016, 11:04 AM

'Kahlon is striking investors on the head with a hammer'

Pending heavy taxation, real estate investors say they won't stop buying new apartments - but they won't be intent on selling them, either.Haim Lev, 8/14/2016, 10:43 PM

Approved unanimously: Biannual budget passed

On the cusp of calling new elections, the government has finally passed a new budget. Education Minister: Government truly values education.Haim Lev, 8/12/2016, 10:51 AM

Kahlon blocks funds for Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria

Finance Minister shuts down talks with Agriculture Ministry over funding for projects across Judea and Samaria.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 8/11/2016, 11:24 AM

Kahlon denies reports of Cabinet reshuffle

Finance Minister insists there will be no change of ministries without Yoav Galant's full agreementNitsan Keider, 7/12/2016, 2:39 PM

Kahlon proposes new apartment tax - but who will pay it?

Monthly tax of 1,000 shekels per apartment to be levied. But who will end up flipping the bill?David Rosenberg, 7/7/2016, 8:35 AM

Kahlon fumes: We freeze construction, they murder

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon calls for renewed, widespread construction in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria;'Terror won't uproot anyone'Shai Landesman, 7/4/2016, 4:52 PM

Cabinet approves turning stock exchange into a for-profit

Bill is aimed at reducing the bank's monopoly of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 7/3/2016, 9:29 PM

Kahlon: 'Economy is strong, ready to withstand any challenge'

Finance Minister assures cabinet of Israeli economy's readiness to deal with financial ripples caused by BrexitArutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2016, 11:22 AM

Kahlon: In the end there will be two states for two peoples

Finance Minister urges opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog to join the coalition, says a Palestinian state will ultimately be established.Elad Benari, 6/5/2016, 6:05 AM

Kahlon hints resumption of peace talks is imminent

Finance Minister says rumors about resumption of Israel-PA talks hold more water than some think.Hezki Baruch, 6/2/2016, 3:43 AM

Herzog slams 'government in vision of the prophet Marzel'

Bitter Labor head says 'magician' Netanyahu 'made himself disappear' as 'radical right' takes over; calls for Kahlon to collapse government.Hezki Baruch, 5/30/2016, 3:47 PM

Poll: Ya'alon-Sa'ar-Kahlon alliance could beat Likud

Poll finds that new party led by former top Likud ministers would win more seats in the next election than Likud.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/27/2016, 8:36 PM

'Gabay worked to improve our quality of life'

Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon thanks outgoing minister for service, promises to continue program to clean up Haifa.Tova Dvorin, 5/27/2016, 10:13 AM

Despite campaign promises, housing prices continue to rise

Report reveals failures of Moshe Kahlon and Yair Lapid to lower housing costs.David Rosenberg, 5/23/2016, 10:11 PM

Finance Minister warned: Israeli banks shouldn't sponsor terror

Shurat Hadin warns Finance Minister over banks which refuse to sever ties with the PA.Tova Dvorin, 5/17/2016, 8:20 PM

Kahlon: Unity government good for economic stability

Finance Minister insists unpopular unity idea best for the public, in order to further economic reforms under a stable government.Tova Dvorin, 5/16/2016, 10:21 PM

Sundays off in Israel?

Minister of Finance supports new bill seeking to create an "extended weekend" once a month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2016, 9:53 AM

Israel's chametz has been sold

In official ceremony, Finance Minister gives Chief Rabbis authority to sell state's chametz to Abu Gosh resident.Hezki Ezra, 4/21/2016, 3:39 PM

Kahlon: BDS cannot win

The Finance Minister participated Monday in the opening of a new mall in Gush Etzion and met with the heads of the Yesha Council.Eliran Aharon, 4/11/2016, 1:15 PM

Kahlon: Herzog 'almost' joined gov't, investigation torpedoed it

Recently publicized investigation into campaign finances of opposition leader prevented unity government, claims Moshe Kahlon.David Rosenberg, 4/6/2016, 8:21 PM

Housing Minister: I'm not trying to lower housing costs anymore

Housing Minister Yoav Galant and Kulanu party are changing goals from reducing cost of housing to providing apartments to young couples.Matt Wanderman, 4/5/2016, 8:45 AM

Report: Eli Yishai, Kahlon considering joint list

High-level discussions reportedly taking place between former Shas chairman and Kulanu chief for possible joint run.David Rosenberg, 4/3/2016, 10:37 AM

Kahlon calls to conclude talks on American aid ASAP

Finance Minister says Israel ought to conclude negotiations over a defense aid deal with the United States as soon as possible.Ben Ariel, 3/31/2016, 5:12 AM

Knesset limits bankers' salaries to 2.5 million shekels per year

New law limits bank executives' salaries to 2.5 million shekels per year. Netanyahu accept, but doesn't want it to spread to other fields.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2016, 12:44 PM

Minister: Doesn't matter where, just expel terrorists' families

Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon discusses terrorism, the Finance Ministry, the housing crisis and the 'Mikveh bill' with Arutz Sheva.Hezki Baruch, Shoshana Miskin, 3/14/2016, 2:59 PM

PA confirms economic talks with Israel

PA Finance Minister confirms he met Israeli counterpart Kahlon to discuss an economic agreement to boost the PA economy.Elad Benari, 2/24/2016, 5:14 AM

Report: Israel formulating economic assistance plan for PA

Kahlon reportedly putting together a series of economic measures to help alleviate the pressure on the Palestinian population.Ben Ariel, 2/22/2016, 3:13 AM

Kahlon demands change in appointment of directors

Finance Minister slams governmental director appointments, saying ‘even Zuckerberg would be blocked since he lacks 15 years' experience.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2016, 6:35 PM

Where to, Naftali Bennett?

The Jewish Home-National Union party is at a crossroads.Former MK Yaakov Katz, 2/7/2016, 8:10 AM

Kulanu will not join with any other party in the next election

Finance Minister Kahlon tells Israeli TV that his party will run by itself in the next election.Raphael Poch, 2/6/2016, 10:05 PM

S&P affirms A+ credit rating for Israel

Standard & Poor's affirms credit ratings for Israel, with a stable outlook. Finance Minister welcomes the announcement.Ben Ariel, Canada, 2/5/2016, 9:51 PM

Price of public transportation to go down across the country

Ministers Kahlon and Deri make good on their promise to lower cost of public transportation and gas.Raphael Poch, 2/1/2016, 10:15 AM

Poll: Kahlon plunges as Lapid regains power

In battle of the center, Yesh Atid appears primed to become major Knesset power after next elections; Likud holds strong with 30 mandates.Ben Shaul, 1/28/2016, 1:56 PM

Kahlon to resign from Knesset today

Utilizing the Mini-Norwegian Law, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon will resign from Knesset allowing Akram Hassoun to take his seat.Haim Lev, 1/27/2016, 11:25 AM

Israel considers lowering cost of water

Finance Minister's proposal seeks to remove the VAT from the cost of water, cutting the price by 18 percent.Raphael Poch, 1/24/2016, 9:19 AM

Kahlon and Barkat agree to avoid future cuts

Jerusalem city council and Finance Ministry formulate agreement to avoid future budget cuts and layoffs in the city.Reut Hadar, 1/18/2016, 7:56 AM

Kahlon to take advantage of 'Norwegian Law', resign from Knesset

Finance Minister to step down as an MK while maintaining his ministerial post, allowing for another MK from Kulanu to join the Knesset.Reut Hadar, 1/15/2016, 3:45 AM

Is the coalition headed towards another crisis?

Kahlon and Bennett reportedly oppose Netanyahu's plan to appoint two more Likud ministers.Haim Lev, 1/11/2016, 1:44 AM

60,000 tons of vegetables to be imported tax free

Finance minister waves import tax to allow market to replenish, while focusing an extra tax break during the high demand holiday season.Ido Ben Porat, 1/6/2016, 3:04 PM

Kahlon: I won't return to Likud, Sa'ar is welcome to join me

Finance Minister argues his centrist Kulanu party has a clear place on the political map and 'guarantees' he won't run with Likud.Haim Lev, 1/4/2016, 7:28 PM

Gov't, Jewish Agency sign 1B public housing deal

2,650 public housing units to be built for Israel's poorest immigrants.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2015, 8:44 PM

Kahlon denies discussing merge with Likud

Finance Minister denies Kulanu is mulling a merge with the Likud, says the Likud's ideology is different than Kulanu's.Haim Lev, 12/27/2015, 2:07 AM

Ex-Likud minister: I'm not an actor in Netanyahu puppet theater

Gideon Sa'ar hints he will make no play for Likud leadership in upcoming primaries, as Moshe Kahlon calls for the two to join forces.Ido Ben Porat, 12/24/2015, 12:47 PM

State grants benefits to Jewish refugees from Arab lands

Israelis who fled anti-Semitism in North Africa and Iraq finally to be recognized under law, like Holocaust and Nazi regime survivors.Ido Ben-Porat, 12/6/2015, 5:44 PM

100 million shekels to help terror-stricken Jerusalem businesses

Program aims to develop business sector, support tourism industry, and strengthen city's academic standing.Hezky Ezra, 11/29/2015, 3:31 PM

Report: Netanyahu nixes sale of low-cost cell company to rival

Reports Sunday said that Prime Minister Netanyahu had decided not to permit sale of low-cost Golan Telecom to Cellcom.Moshe Cohen, 11/22/2015, 9:38 PM

Protest: Kahlon has critically wounded Jerusalem

Mayor, municipality block Knesset protesting Finance Minister's budget, which will see deep cuts in security, education and more.Hezki Baruch, 11/16/2015, 10:50 AM

Kahlon: I would 'step aside' to bring Herzog into coalitiion

If Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wishes to bring Yitzhak Herzog into his coalition, Moshe Kahlon would back him to the hilt.Moshe Cohen, 10/26/2015, 6:49 PM