'Supreme Court is the last sanctuary for the weak'

Finance Minister Kahlon says proposal to limit Supreme Court's power will 'destroy democracy.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2017, 12:14 PM

Court: Gov't must respond to haredi claims of discrimination

Haredi parties claim discrimination in subsidized housing, Supreme Court orders government to respond by Thursday.Michal Levy, 9/11/2017, 1:17 PM

'Physicians for Human Rights supports BDS'

Bzalmo CEO sends letter to Finance Minister, demands implementation of Boycott Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/8/2017, 9:28 AM

Kahlon's goal: 20 seats

Finance Minister and Kulanu chairman believes his party will be the second largest in the Knesset in the next election.Hezki Baruch, 9/8/2017, 5:31 AM

Israel to import 560 tons of honey ahead of holidays

In efforts to avoid shortage during holidays, Finance Minister approves tax exemption for honey imports.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/6/2017, 1:16 PM

Finance Minister refuses to raise tax on rolling tobacco

After Health Minister rejects proposal to raise smoking age, Finance Minister rejects proposal to raise taxes on rolling tobacco.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/18/2017, 3:18 PM

Supreme Court intervenes: Tax on third apartment nullified

Law pushed by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon to tax owners of three or more housing units thrown out by Supreme Court.Haim Lev, 8/6/2017, 6:52 PM

Finance Ministry to revoke Amnesty donors' tax benefits

Amnesty campaigns for Judea, Samaria boycott, Finance Ministry aims to revoke tax benefits from organization's donors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/28/2017, 10:26 AM

Eilat celebrates as 'oil beach' restored to public use

For the first time in 50 years, Israel's residents and tourists have access to 300 meters of Eilat coastline.Chana Roberts, 7/5/2017, 3:00 PM

Kahlon: Relations with Netanyahu aren't the same

Finance Minister: Crisis over broadcasting corporation was a watershed moment.Ben Ariel, 6/21/2017, 5:07 AM

Palestinian Authority: Israel will loosen restrictions in Area C

Finance Minister Kahlon reportedly gifts land to PA, allows potentially dangerous construction, and nixes destruction of illegal homes.Dalit Halevi, 6/7/2017, 8:47 AM

Netanyahu formulates goodwill gestures for Palestinian Authority

Prime Minister Netanyahu will present list of goodwill gestures for Palestinian Authority to security cabinet.Nitzan Keidar, 5/17/2017, 9:48 PM

Finance Minister told the Supreme Court 'No!'

Finance Minister Kahlon refuses to follow Supreme Court's demand to re-pass law on third apartment tax.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2017, 8:23 AM

Ministers approve Finance Minister's plan to aid working parents

Ministerial Committee on Legislation approves plan to give working parents of young children additional tax credits.Hezki Baruch, 5/7/2017, 1:52 PM

Government looks to encourage doctors to move to periphery

Finance and Health ministries allocate grants to doctors in periphery as part of program to promote medicine in outlying places.Hezky Baruch, 4/25/2017, 3:00 PM

Likud rises, Yesh Atid slumps

New poll shows Likud with four seats more than Yesh Atid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2017, 9:28 PM

Slain Minister to be memorialized in Jordan Valley

Finance Minister Kahlon refuses to help fund memorial for former Minister Rechavam Ze'evi, murdered by an Arab terrorist during Intifada.Uzi Baruch, 4/21/2017, 11:25 AM

'My plan will pass even if Likud doesn't approve'

Finance Minister Kahlon says he'll pass his new plan despite opposition, insists Likud anger is misplaced.Ido Ben Porat, 4/19/2017, 10:34 AM

Finance Minister plans to reduce cost of afternoon program

Kahlon plans to cap cost at 930 NIS, force all programs for preschoolers to stay open until 5 p.m.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2017, 10:05 PM

Disability benefits raised by 50%

Israel raises disability benefits by 50%, outcome still falls short of minimum wage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2017, 10:05 AM

Kahlon welcomes Saar back to politics

Finance Minister welcomes Gideon Saar's return to politics, calls him a true friend.Hezki Baruch, 4/4/2017, 3:05 AM

Conflict by Coalition Chairman's home

Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation employees call David Bitan 'corrupt' and an 'enemy of democracy,' say history will 'judge him.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2017, 11:11 PM

Poll: Voters side with Kahlon over PM in coalition crisis

Likud continues to slide, with Yair Lapid opening up 4-seat lead as public turns against PM in coalition crisis over public broadcasting.David Rosenberg, 3/30/2017, 5:43 PM

Netanyahu, Kahlon reach deal ending coalition crisis

New broadcasting authority to be split in two, with a separate entity dedicated to news and current events.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2017, 5:09 PM

Netanyahu, Kahlon still working to end coalition crisis

PM Netanyahu meets Finance Minister in attempt to hammer out agreement on broadcasting authority to end ongoing coalition crisis.Hezki Baruch, 3/29/2017, 1:10 PM

'Katz and the haredim are preventing an agreement'

Coalition Chairman Bitan says any agreement between PM and Finance Minister must include delaying IPBC opening.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2017, 11:54 AM

Netanyahu, Kahlon meet as coalition crisis continues

PM Netanyahu meets with Finance Minister Kahlon to discuss Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation and solve coalition crisis.Hezki Baruch, 3/26/2017, 2:59 PM

Netanyahu tells Likud: No compromise yet

Finance Minister Kahlon and PM Netanyahu still negotiating to prevent coalition crisis.Hezki Baruch, 3/26/2017, 12:39 PM

'The Jewish Home will always find something to complain about'

Coalition Chairman Bitan says Kahlon needs to compromise, slams Jewish Home for causing additional instability.Michal Levi, 3/26/2017, 11:58 AM

Finance Minister works to aid Meron visitors

Finance Minister says Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's gravesite 'close to his heart,' promises to do everything he can to aid site's visitors.Michal Levi, 3/25/2017, 11:43 PM

Coalition chairman: If Kahlon doesn't cave, we'll have elections

Coalition Chairman Bitan says if Finance Minister Kahlon doesn't agree to compromise, he'll force new elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2017, 9:23 PM

'It's all a spin - not true and not serious'

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon dismissed concerns about broadcasting corporation crisis, declared corporation will open as scheduled.Hezki Baruch, 3/21/2017, 12:03 PM

End of the coalition crisis?

Compromise agreement hammered out to preserve Netanyahu government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2017, 9:44 AM

Netanyahu, Kahlon trying to resolve crisis

Minister Yariv Levin meets Finance Ministry director in an attempt to end coalition crisis over public broadcaster.Hezki Baruch, 3/20/2017, 12:13 AM

Coalition Crisis: No IBA worker will be abandoned

Finance Minister says he will make sure all 1,000 IBA employees who stand to lose their jobs are taken care of.Yoni Kempinski, 3/19/2017, 6:28 PM

'Who needs the new broadcaster?'

Netanyahu: Coalition agreement says parties are beholden to Likud decisions on communications issues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2017, 5:13 AM

Netanyahu: If we don't agree, we'll have new elections

Netanyahu holds Likud meeting, says ball is in Kahlon's court; Kahlon speaks with opposition leader Herzog about replacing Netanyahu.Uzi Baruch, 3/18/2017, 9:57 PM

Netanyahu, Kahlon meet to lower taxes

Finance Minister meets PM Netanyahu to discuss lowering taxes.Nitsan Keidar, 3/13/2017, 4:26 PM

Finance Minister: We're about to lower taxes

Moshe Kahlon says he plans to return money to weaker sectors, plans to lower taxes.Haim Lev, 3/11/2017, 10:20 PM

'Trump administration opportunity, but it can be wasted

Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon wished PM success in meeting with Trump and said 'We need to tread carefully and not make bombastic declarations.'Hezky Baruch, 2/13/2017, 6:33 PM

Finance Minister: Cigars are revolting

Kahlon praises self, condemns Netanyahu saying he doesn't smoke cigars, receives gifts only at weddings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/11/2017, 12:40 PM

6000 Chinese construction workers to arrive in Israel

Government announces that China has agreed to send 6000 construction workers to Israel to "energise efforts to solve the housing crisis."AFP, 1/4/2017, 7:08 PM

"Our friends abandoned us at the moment of truth"

Finance Minister blasts Israel's friends at the UN for abandoning it when anti-Israel resolution came up at the Security Council.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2016, 9:31 PM

Knesset approves 2017-2018 budget

Knesset approves state budget and economic plan for 2017-2018 by a majority of 60 to 48.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2016, 1:40 AM

Kahlon attacks Yesh Atid: “You haven’t done anything!”

The Finance Minister strongly condemned the Yesh Atid party in the Knesset: “Instead of honestly admitting ‘we’ve failed,’ you’re hiding."Hezki Baruch, 12/19/2016, 8:53 PM

Kahlon's apartment tax to be decided by Supreme Court?

Opposition parties pledge legal challenge in Supreme Court to proposed tax on owners of multiple apartment units.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 12/18/2016, 4:29 PM

Watch: Amona residents protest outside of Kahlon's house

Residents and supporters of the embattled town of Amona take their protest to Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon's doorstep.Shimon Cohen, 12/12/2016, 7:39 AM

Regulation Law may not save Amona

PM and Finance Minister call to drop from Regulation Law provision which would prevent destruction of AmonaArutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2016, 5:27 PM

'Jewish Home may revolt against Coalition over Regulation Law'

Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett threatened that his party would not abide by coalition discipline if the Regulation Law is not passed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2016, 3:44 PM

Rivlin actively works to stop Muezzin Law

In an unusual move for a president, Rivlin takes active steps to ensure Muezzin Law does not pass preliminary reading.Shlomo Pyotrakovsky, 11/29/2016, 8:04 PM

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