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

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