Finance Minister: Program for affordable housing to continue

Finance Minister Kahlon says program offering young couples a reduced price on their first home won't end due to political tensions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2018, 3:42 PM

Kahlon threatens election if budget not approved

Finance Minister asks PM Netanyahu to ensure the state budget is approved on schedule.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/2/2018, 10:00 PM

'Serious damage to public trust in the judicial system'

Minister Kahlon demands examination of past cases of connections between judges and investigators appearing before them.Mordechai Sones, 2/26/2018, 5:30 PM

Report: Israel to grant work permits to 100,000 PA laborers

25% increase in the number of work permits issued by Israel to PA workers, rising to 100,000.David Rosenberg, 2/22/2018, 4:34 PM

Kahlon: The Americans are the only honest brokers

Finance Minister meets PA leader, urges PA to accept U.S. mediation in peace talks.Nitsan Keidar, 2/20/2018, 3:08 AM

Finance Minister backs Netanyahu

Finance Minister responds to police recommendations re PM, saying 'only Attorney General entitled to make decisions on indictment.'Mordechai Sones, 2/14/2018, 9:59 AM

Kahlon urged to cancel benefits to Amnesty

MK Nava Boker urges Finance Minister to cancel the economic benefits given by the State of Israel to Amnesty International.Hezki Baruch, 2/9/2018, 5:13 AM

Kahlon to meet PA leader

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon will meet PA government head Rami Hamdallah on Sunday.Elad Benari, 1/30/2018, 5:38 AM

Finance Ministry withholds Palestinian Authority funds

Israel withholds PA funds to pay injured collaborators; 'Makes it clear Israel will stand by those who stood by it during war on terror.'Mordechai Sones, 1/18/2018, 11:13 PM

Finance Minister: 'Delusional' to think I'll disband coalition

Finance Minister Kahlon says he won't disband coalition, insists PM Netanyahu step down if Attorney General decides to indict him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2018, 10:44 PM

Netanyahu gov't passes 400 billion NIS 2019 budget

Coalition approves $117 billion 2019 budget, with tax cuts, increased disability benefits, reduced spending on yeshiva students.David Rosenberg, 1/12/2018, 12:52 PM

'This government is here to work, and will finish out its term'

PM Netanyahu praises Finance Minister Kahlon's 'excellent' budget, and promises current government will finish out its term.Nitsan Keidar, 1/11/2018, 2:07 PM

Will Israeli elementary schools run holiday programs?

Education Minister, Finance Minister, present 'holiday school' plan for preschoolers and elementary students.Chana Roberts, 1/8/2018, 4:03 PM

Jerusalem municipality declares general strike

Jerusalem municipality declares general strike over feud with Finance Ministry. Strike does not include schools.Tzvi Lev, 1/7/2018, 9:14 AM

Kahlon won't budge on Nationality Law

Coalition trouble ahead? Head of Kulanu faction says he will not support bill that defines Israel as a Jewish state.Tzvi Lev, 12/24/2017, 5:43 PM

Finance Minister announces massive tax cuts

Finance Minister announces exemptions on import taxes for range of items including cosmetics, electric appliances, clothing, and shoes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2017, 2:14 PM

Finance Min. supports holding off on Nativ Ha'avot demolitions

Finance Min. visits Nativ Ha'avot with Kulanu members, supports delay in carrying out ruling. 'Country foot-dragging for too many years.'Mordechai Sones, 12/5/2017, 4:11 PM

Can Netanyahu's coalition hold together through 2019?

PM Netanyahu, Finance Minister Kahlon look to pass 2019 budget by end of winter Knesset session to ensure coalition lasts full term.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2017, 6:25 PM

Coalition chair tries to oust MK Smotrich from Finance Committee

Zionist Union and Jewish Home struggle against government intention to empty JNF coffers and force it to transfer funds to State.Mordechai Sones, 11/7/2017, 4:40 PM

'We can't return terrorists' bodies'

Minister Moshe Kahlon addresses issue of holding of terrorist bodies by Israel at faction meeting and declares: 'The decision is correct.'Hezki Baruch - Mordechai Sones, 11/6/2017, 7:11 PM

Israel eyes massive tax cuts

'20% of Israelis pay 80% of taxes,' says Finance Minister, promising to remedy situation with cuts to import, income, and business taxes.Hezki Baruch, 11/6/2017, 1:49 PM

Gabbay: When we have 30 seats, everyone will want to join

Zionist Union chairman responds to Kahlon and Liberman, who both ruled out being part of a left-wing government.Elad Benari, 11/6/2017, 4:34 AM

Kulanu, Yisrael Beytenu, won't join left-wing government

Finance Minister Kahlon says he's 'part of the nationalist camp,' won't sit with a leading party which opposes a united Jerusalem.Hezki Baruch, 11/4/2017, 10:39 PM

Minimum wage raised to 5,300 shekels

Labor Committee approves raising minimum wage to 5,300 shekels ($1,513) per month.Hezki Baruch, 10/24/2017, 2:08 PM

A-G: Law banning investigation of PM 'ridiculous'

A-G Mandelblit says 'French Law' would keep corrupt PMs in power. Coalition chairman threatens to dissolve coalition over bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2017, 7:29 PM

Watch: Kahlon marks 5 years since departure from Likud

Finance Minister releases video marking five years since he left the Likud to form Kulanu.Tzvi Lev, 10/16/2017, 2:26 PM

Coalition to legislate new haredi draft law

Coalition heads agree Tuesday to legislate a new law regulating the haredi draft.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2017, 5:25 PM

'Kahlon hasn't even seen the bill yet'

Naftali Bennett blasts Kahlon's announcement that he will oppose attempts at judicial reform.Tzvi Lev, 9/24/2017, 5:49 PM

'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