Finance Minister: Rise in housing prices isn't my problem

Finance Minister Kahlon slams those who say rising cost of housing reflects poor decision-making.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2018, 12:39 PM

Kahlon: 'I'm not afraid of elections'

'It could be this is the time for elections. Everything has to come to an end.'Tzvi Lev, 8/13/2018, 3:23 PM

Israel's credit rating upgraded

S&P upgrades Israel’s credit rating to AA- with a stable outlook. Kahlon: We will continue to lead a responsible economic and social policy.Ben Ariel, Canada, 8/4/2018, 12:28 AM

Finance Minister announces drought in Negev

Finance Minister approves recommendation to compensate farmers for loss of produce caused by drought.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2018, 12:16 PM

Doctors demand Finance Minister raise tax on rolling tobacco

Doctors, nurses, sign letter demanding Finance Minister Kahlon equate taxes on rolling tobacco with those of regular cigarettes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2018, 11:45 AM

Kahlon: I don't want Jews in Umm al-Fahm

Finance Minister details new budget for homefront defense, says Jews moving into Arab villages could cause a 'provocation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2018, 4:42 PM

Yehuda Glick ends hunger strike

MK Glick ends 25-day hunger strike to protest low taxes on rolling tobacco.JTA, 7/8/2018, 4:35 PM

Kahlon to Netanyahu: You only know how to talk

Finance Minister slams PM for proposal to pass mandatory labor arbitration law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/8/2018, 4:15 PM

Regev to Kahlon: How long will you close your eyes?

Culture Minister demands Finance Minister cease all funding to radical organizations which libel the State of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2018, 11:09 AM

Glick: Kahlon ignores the Knesset

MK on hunger strike slams Finance Minister for ignoring unanimous Knesset committee decisions, expert opinion on rolling tobacco tax.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 5:33 PM

Regev disclaims responsibility, accuses Kahlon

Culture Minister agrees with bereaved parents seeking to prevent anti-Israeli film prize nomination: 'Stop perverse use of public platform.'Mordechai Sones, 6/25/2018, 8:07 PM

MK Yehudah Glick on hunger strike for 13 days

Likud MK continues hunger strike to demand Finance Minister raise taxes on rolling tobacco, end 'circle of death' of smoking.Benny Toker, 6/24/2018, 7:51 PM

Bennett, Liberman, or Kahlon to join the Likud?

Transportation Minister: Only those who have not left the party can lead the Likud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2018, 11:35 AM

'Finance Minister harming National Service to save money'

Minister Uri Ariel says he was caught off guard by Finance Ministry's appeal against bill to save National Service.Benny Toker, 6/14/2018, 11:44 PM

Jewish Home's revenge on Kahlon

Jewish Home Faction Chair MK Shuli Mualem-Refaeli files appeal against Kulanu MK's law after Kahlon appeals against Jewish Home bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2018, 9:03 PM

Finance minister declares war on national service

Minister Kahlon files appeal against MK Smotrich's bill on national service. Now the ball is in PM Netanyahu's court.Hezki Baruch, 6/13/2018, 6:26 PM

MK begins hunger strike to raise tobacco tax

MK Yehuda Glick hunger strikes until Finance Minister imposes rolling tobacco tax. 'I can no longer say my hands didn't spill this blood.'Mordechai Sones, 6/12/2018, 8:15 AM

Damage from kite terrorism: 5 million shekels

Finance Minister says government to expedite compensation to farmers whose land and crops were damaged by Gaza fire kites.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2018, 5:02 PM

Kahlon: We'll kick Iran out of Syria

Finance Minister says government has learned from Hezbollah buildup not to allow Iran to amass similar arsenal of missiles in Syria.Gary Willig, 5/10/2018, 6:48 PM

'No other solution to infiltrator problem'

Jewish Home rejects criticism of Override Clause limiting Supreme Court's power, says bill is only solution to illegal immigration problem.Uzi Baruch, 5/7/2018, 9:54 AM

Will poll numbers change Kahlon's position on Override Clause?

Survey shows Kulanu leader stands to lose votes in next election if he continues to oppose Overrule Clause.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2018, 8:45 PM

Israel to compensate victims of 'kite terrorism'

State of Israel to compensate farmers from Gaza Belt whose fields were damaged by firebomb kites flown from Gaza.Reut Hadar, 5/2/2018, 2:36 AM

How Israel is aiding the Gaza rioters

Why does the Israeli government provide tax breaks to organizations which help Gaza rioters attacking IDF soldiers?Ido Ben Porat, 4/16/2018, 12:28 PM

'We are dealing with a cynical, evil and cruel enemy'

Finance Minister Kahlon says Gaza riots part of Hamas plans to carry out terror attacks, not spontaneous protest of civilians.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2018, 11:55 PM

'This is a historic moment'

Finance Minister signs special waiver allowing US embassy to be relocated to Jerusalem in time for 70th Independence Day.David Rosenberg, 3/28/2018, 1:27 PM

PA warns: Gaza on the verge of collapse

PA official in charge of civil affairs tells Kahlon the PA will stop paying Gaza employees beginning April 1.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2018, 5:13 AM

Finance Minister: I'll lower taxes after Passover

Finance Minister Kahlon promises additional tax breaks after Passover, insists housing prices will drop eventually.Haim Lev, 3/22/2018, 1:38 PM

Kahlon: Netanyahu must resign if indicted

Finance Minister says that he will not support Netanyahu if Attorney General Mandelblit decides to indict him.Tzvi Lev, 3/15/2018, 10:06 PM

Knesset approves 2019 budget

Knesset approves second and third readings of 2019 state budget by a majority of 63 to 54.Hezki Baruch, 3/15/2018, 1:58 AM

IQOS cigarettes to be taxed as regular cigarettes

Finance Committee approves taxing IQOS electronic cigarette as regular cigarettes - after year-long battle.Chana Roberts, 3/12/2018, 4:48 PM

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