Likud MK Urges More Funding for Judea-SamariaIsrael must defend residents in Judea-Samaria, stresses David Biton, noting EU's 'settlement' labelling is not way to bring peace.
Minister Accuses Government of Hiding InformationAgriculture Minister Uri Ariel claims that Cabinet was not alerted about the VAT reduction before the budget was set.
Cabinet Approves Budget for 2015 and 2016Following a late night debate, the Cabinet approves the budget for 2015-2016.
Bill: Extend Budget Deadline for 2015-2016Proposal passes on first reading to allow extra 75 days for budget approval, set biennial budget. Labor MK: budgets are meaningless.
No Food? Blame the GovernmentLack of stable government, cancelled funds cause charity orgs to struggle to give food before Passover; at least 60,000 families affected.
Obama Requests $8.8 Billion for Fight Against ISISPresident Barack Obama requests $8.8 billion to fund the fight against ISIS in his budget for 2016.
Lapid Campaigns 'At the Expense of Judea and Samaria'MKs charge Lapid with demonizing region's residents as he did hareidim last elections, transfer of millions to radical Islamic councils.
Fitch Downgrades Israel's Outlook, Finance Min. Not ConcernedFitch downgrades the outlook for Israel's sovereign long-term foreign currency issuer default rating from Positive to Stable.
Finance Committee Warns 'No Rubber Stamp' For Lapid BudgetCommittee chairman vows debates on budget 'will continue to January' if needed, as Knesset discusses 333.3 billion shekel budget.
Report Highlights 'High Life' Spending by MinistriesA report issued over the weekend showed that government ministries spent hundreds of millions of shekels on outside services.
Report: City Blew It on Light Rail Planning, SpendingThe Jerusalem light rail is a victim of increased rock attacks - and its passengers, the taxpayers, victims of poor planning, a report said.
Herzog: Lapid a 'Human Shield' For PM's Budgetary DecisionsOpposition leader claims Netanyahu's business deals, placement of Lapid as minister are 'political ploys' that hurt the people .
Cabinet Approves 2015 Budget Following Marathon TalksAfter 10 hours of discussion, the Cabinet approved the state budget proposal for 2015.
Slomiansky, Shafir, Tell Each Other to Shut Up and ListenStav Shafir managed to get herself thrown out of Knesset Finance Committee meeting, accusing chairman Nissan Slomiansky of lying.
War on Poverty a 'Historic Moment,' Says MinisterThe government will allocate NIS 1.7 billion ($550 million) to the war on poverty in the 2015 budget.
Lapid Apologizes for Meeting on Shabbat'It was not right to cause other people to work on Shabbat,' Finance Minister admits, in budgetary announcement.
Slomiansky: Where is Lapid Getting the Money?Finance Committee chairman MK Nissan Slomiansky wants to hear from the Finance Minister how he plans to fund the 2015 budget.
Lapid Presents 'No New Taxes' 2015 BudgetFinance Minister Yair Lapid on Sunday held a press conference to present the main points of the state budget for 2015.
Top Lapid Confidante Warns of Early Elections Over Budget CrisisYesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah accuses prime minister of forcing a 'showdown' with Finance Minister Lapid which could force elections.
Lapid: I'll Quit the Government if Taxes Are RaisedFinance Minister declares he will not be part of the government if it raises taxes following Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.
Defense Ministry Requests 18 Billion Shekel RaiseCosts of Operation Protective Edge begin to run high as the self-defense mission passes the month mark.
Cabinet to Give Judea and Samaria Additional BudgetCabinet will vote Sunday to approve $1.5 million additional budget for governing bodies in region, in light of kidnapping last week.
Soldiers Protest Defense Mininstry's 'Cynical' CutsSoldiers are shocked that the Defense Ministry would compromise the training of soldiers - and that they would tell the world about it.
Yechimovich: BOI Gave Govt an NIS 18 Billion 'Slap in the Face'A Bank of Israel report about budget shortfalls is a 'huge slap in the face' to the government, former Opposition leader insists.
MKs Fume as Lapid Pulls Funds for Judea and SamariaYo-yo budgeting? FM pulls Housing Ministry funding, causing Jewish Home MK to rail against Finance 'circus.'
Left-Wing MKs Angered Over Government Funds to Judea-SamariaLeftist MKs up in arms, accuse Finance Committee of 'lacking transparency', over allocations to Judea and Samaria.
Terrorist 'Martyrs' Families to Receive Millions of DollarsPA government encourages terrorists to trade their lives for their families' financial security - 74 million dollars' worth.
Peres To Be Last President? Bill Submitted To Cancel PresidencyBill submitted to cancel presidency, notes position sticks nose everywhere, 'unnecessary and wasteful,' powers can be distributed elsewhere.
Homefront Minister Threatens to Quit over Defense Ministry SpatGilad Erdan on Thursday struck back against Moshe Ya'alon, who on Wednesday implied that Erdan was “dead weight” on the government.
Obama To Give PA $440 Million in 2014PLO rep. in Washington reports growth in US financial aid; PA requests joint committee with US on political and financial issues.
Report: Yesh Atid to Block Vote Over Funds to Judea, SamariaFinance Minister Yair Lapid reportedly to withhold funds as 'revenge' against Jewish Home for vetoing same-sex marriage bill.
Lapid: No New Income Taxes Next YearIncome tax for Israelis will not rise next year, as had been planned, Finance Minister Yair Lapid said.
Knesset: Israel Civil Administration Fails to Enforce Rent LawKnesset Committee claims Civil Administration does not enforce the law against Palestinian Arabs who do not pay rent.
Religious Girls' Seminaries Face ClosureMore than 50% budget cut threatens activities of tens of seminaries across Israel. Seminary directors meet Head of Finance Committee.
Government Approves 4% CutCabinet votes to approve 4% budget cut. Lapid: This is necessary to avoid bankruptcy.
Litzman Attacks Lapid: He Knows Nothing about EconomyLitzman calls Lapid ignorant, and wonders why he could cancel dental care for children, but not a tax hike.
Deri: We May Sue Over Budget Cuts in Intl Criminal CourtIn a debate on the state budget Monday, Shas leader Aryeh Deri said that he might sue the government of Israel – in the World Court
Feiglin: I Found the Money – We Spent It on OsloFeiglin: We’ve heard how much ‘settlements’ cost, let’s see how much the political left costs.
Expensive Tel Aviv Port to Get Expensive UpgradeThe Tel Aviv Municipality is planning another “fun zone” for residents and visitors alike, on the grounds of the Tel Aviv port
Israel Cannot Depend on UN Forces For SecurityPM Netanyahu says Israel can't depend on the UN for security in the Golan. He told Russia Israel won't fire at Syria if Syria does the same.
Meretz MK Hints Be'er Sheva Shooting Related to BudgetMK Tamar Zandberg asserts the shooting in Be’er Sheva was a result of the state budget. Deputy Finance Minister: A miserable statement.
Netanyahu's Attorney: He Lives a Modest LifePrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s attorney plays down the enormous increase in the budget of the Prime Minister’s Residence.
MK Cabel: Investigate PM Residence's Spending BudgetMK Eitan Cabel asks State Comptroller to investigate the increase in the spending budget of the Prime Minister’s official residence.
Government Approves State BudgetAfter talks into the night, the Israeli government approves the state budget for 2013 and 2014, by a majority of 21-1.
Budget of Prime Minister's Residence Jumps 80% in Four YearsThe planned austerity measures have not hit PM Netanyahu's expenses, which have jumped 80% since 2009.
Cabinet to Vote on 2013 Austerity BudgetKnesset meeting on Monday to vote on the 2013 austerity budget proposal after smaller-than-expected $840 million cut in defense spending.
Lapid Promises to Fight for the Working ManFinance Minister Yair Lapid says that he intends to fight for the working man who "just pays the bills".
Stanley Fischer Backs Lapid on Deficit GoalBank of Israel head comes to agreement with Lapid, backs 3% deficit target.
Lieberman: Like Obama, MKs Should 'Donate' 10% of SalaryMK Avigdor Lieberman has suggested that Knesset members donate 10% of their salaries back to the government.
Labor Head: Lapid Sounds Just Like NetanyahuYachimovich: Lapid's "Future" party should be renamed "Past." He is taking orders from Netanyahu’s staff.
White House: Republican Budget 'Doesn't Add Up'The White House warned that a new Republican budget plan would hike taxes on the middle class or fail to cut the deficit
Lawmakers to Unveil Rival Budgets Amid Obama Charm BidDemocrats will unveil their first budget in four years this week in the US Senate as House Republicans put forward their own blueprint
Bayit Yehudi to Demand: No Coalition MoneyNaftali Bennett says his party will insist that the government not hand out money to coalition parties.
Elections Over, Now Israelis Will have to Pony Up, Says ExpertRegardless of what the parties promised, says one financial expert, life after the elections is about to get more expensive in Israel
AARP Warns Tough Economy Threatens 50+ RetirementA new report from the AARP warns the drooping US economy is threatening future retirement for middle class workers age 50-plus.
Steinitz: 'Read My Lips – No New Taxes (Probably)'In an interview on Channel Two Sunday night, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said that he did not expect to have to raise taxes this year
Deri to Netanyahu: Show Us the Budget CutsShas’ Aryeh Deri urges Netanyahu to reveal planned spending cuts before elections so voters can have a say.