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Minister Accuses Government of Hiding Information

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel claims that Cabinet was not alerted about the VAT reduction before the budget was set.Tova Dvorin, Chicago, 9/4/2015, 6:26 PM

Cabinet Approves Budget for 2015 and 2016

Following a late night debate, the Cabinet approves the budget for 2015-2016.Ben Ariel, 8/6/2015, 6:16 AM

Bill: Extend Budget Deadline for 2015-2016

Proposal passes on first reading to allow extra 75 days for budget approval, set biennial budget. Labor MK: budgets are meaningless.Tova Dvorin, 5/26/2015, 8:13 AM

No Food? Blame the Government

Lack of stable government, cancelled funds cause charity orgs to struggle to give food before Passover; at least 60,000 families affected.Tova Dvorin, 3/31/2015, 11:41 AM

Obama Requests $8.8 Billion for Fight Against ISIS

President Barack Obama requests $8.8 billion to fund the fight against ISIS in his budget for 2016.Ben Ariel, 2/3/2015, 5:13 AM

Lapid Campaigns 'At 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.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/9/2014, 4:01 PM

Fitch Downgrades Israel's Outlook

Fitch downgrades the outlook for Israel's sovereign long-term foreign currency issuer default rating from Positive to Stable.Ben Ariel, 11/23/2014, 5:01 AM

Finance C'tee Warns 'No Rubber Stamp' on Budget

Committee chairman vows debates on budget 'will continue to January' if needed, as Knesset discusses 333.3 billion shekel budget.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 11/17/2014, 3:01 PM

Report Highlight High Life Spending by Ministries

A report issued over the weekend showed that government ministries spent hundreds of millions of shekels on outside services.Yaakov Levi, 11/2/2014, 6:55 PM

Report: City Blew It on Light Rail Planning

The Jerusalem light rail is a victim of increased rock attacks - and its passengers, the taxpayers, victims of poor planning, a report said.Moshe Cohen, 10/29/2014, 7:38 PM

Herzog: Lapid a 'Human Shield' For PM's Decisions

Opposition leader claims Netanyahu's business deals, placement of Lapid as minister are 'political ploys' that hurt the people .Tova Dvorin, 10/27/2014, 9:22 PM

Cabinet Approves 2015 Budget

After 10 hours of discussion, the Cabinet approved the state budget proposal for 2015.Ben Ariel, 10/8/2014, 2:13 AM

MKs Tell Each Other to Shut Up and Listen

Stav Shafir managed to get herself thrown out of Knesset Finance Committee meeting, accusing chairman Nissan Slomiansky of lying.Yaakov Levi , 10/7/2014, 1:14 AM

War on Poverty a 'Historic Moment,' Says Minister

The government will allocate NIS 1.7 billion ($550 million) to the war on poverty in the 2015 budget.Moshe Cohen, 10/6/2014, 8:00 PM

Lapid Apologizes for Meeting on Shabbat

'It was not right to cause other people to work on Shabbat,' Finance Minister admits, in budgetary announcement.Hezki Baruch and Cynthia Blank, 10/5/2014, 11:17 AM

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.Moshe Cohen, 9/28/2014, 5:24 PM

Lapid Presents 'No New Taxes' 2015 Budget

Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Sunday held a press conference to present the main points of the state budget for 2015.Yaakov Levi, 9/28/2014, 4:40 PM

MK Shelah Warns of 'Early Elections' Over Budget

Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah accuses prime minister of forcing a 'showdown' with Finance Minister Lapid which could force elections.Benny Moshe, 9/13/2014, 8:26 PM

Lapid: I'll Quit the Government if Taxes Raised

Finance Minister declares he will not be part of the government if it raises taxes following Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.Yishai Karov, 9/4/2014, 4:17 AM

Defense Ministry Requests 18 Billion Shekel Raise

Costs of Operation Protective Edge begin to run high as the self-defense mission passes the month mark.Tova Dvorin, 8/10/2014, 2:32 PM

Cabinet to Give Judea and Samaria Extra Budget

Cabinet will vote Sunday to approve $1.5 million additional budget for governing bodies in region, in light of kidnapping last week.Ari Yashar, 6/19/2014, 5:59 PM

Soldiers Protest Defense Min.'s 'Cynical' Cuts

Soldiers are shocked that the Defense Ministry would compromise the training of soldiers - and that they would tell the world about it.Moshe Cohen, 5/29/2014, 5:27 PM

Yechimovich: BOI Gave Govt an NIS 18 Billion Slap

A Bank of Israel report about budget shortfalls is a 'huge slap in the face' to the government, former Opposition leader insists.Moshe Cohen, 5/19/2014, 7:43 PM

Lapid Pulls Funds for Judea and Samaria - Again

Yo-yo budgeting? FM pulls Housing Ministry funding, causing Jewish Home MK to rail against Finance 'circus.'Tova Dvorin, 4/29/2014, 2:59 PM

177 Million Shekels for Judea and Samaria

Leftist MKs up in arms, accuse Finance Committee of 'lacking transparency', over allocations to Judea and Samaria.Tova Dvorin, 3/30/2014, 3:14 PM

Terrorist 'Martyrs' Families to Receive Millions

PA government encourages terrorists to trade their lives for their families' financial security - 74 million dollars' worth.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 3/24/2014, 8:04 PM

Peres The Last? Bill To Cancel Presidency

Bill submitted to cancel presidency, notes position sticks nose everywhere, 'unnecessary and wasteful,' powers can be distributed elsewhere.Ari Yashar, 2/4/2014, 9:54 AM

Homefront Minister Threatens to Quit

Gilad Erdan on Thursday struck back against Moshe Ya'alon, who on Wednesday implied that Erdan was “dead weight” on the government.David Lev, 1/23/2014, 11:16 AM

Obama To Give PA $440 Million in 2014

PLO rep. in Washington reports growth in US financial aid; PA requests joint committee with US on political and financial issues.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2014, 2:22 PM

Report: Yesh Atid to Block Vote on Judea, Samaria

Finance Minister Yair Lapid reportedly to withhold funds as 'revenge' against Jewish Home for vetoing same-sex marriage bill.Tova Dvorin, 12/10/2013, 2:56 PM

Lapid: No New Income Taxes Next Year

Income tax for Israelis will not rise next year, as had been planned, Finance Minister Yair Lapid said.David Lev, 11/25/2013, 10:17 PM

C'tee: Civil Administration Ignores Rent Law

Knesset Committee claims Civil Administration does not enforce the law against Palestinian Arabs who do not pay rent.Tova Dvorin, 10/28/2013, 4:20 PM

Religious Girls' Seminaries Face Closure

More than 50% budget cut threatens activities of tens of seminaries across Israel. Seminary directors meet Head of Finance Committee.Adam Ross and Ari Soffer, 10/10/2013, 5:10 PM

Government Approves 4% Cut

Cabinet votes to approve 4% budget cut. Lapid: This is necessary to avoid bankruptcy.Maayana Miskin, 7/21/2013, 4:04 PM

Litzman Attacks Lapid: He Knows Nothing on Economy

Litzman calls Lapid ignorant, and wonders why he could cancel dental care for children, but not a tax hike.Maayana Miskin, 7/3/2013, 12:15 PM

Deri: We May Sue Over Cuts in Intl Criminal Court

In a debate on the state budget Monday, Shas leader Aryeh Deri said that he might sue the government of Israel – in the World CourtDavid Lev, 6/24/2013, 7:26 PM

Feiglin: I Found the Money – We Spent It on Oslo

Feiglin: We’ve heard how much ‘settlements’ cost, let’s see how much the political left costs.Maayana Miskin, 6/18/2013, 11:23 AM

Expensive Tel Aviv Port to Get Expensive Upgrade

The Tel Aviv Municipality is planning another “fun zone” for residents and visitors alike, on the grounds of the Tel Aviv portDavid Lev, 6/16/2013, 7:36 PM

Israel Cannot Depend on UN Forces in Golan

PM 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.Chana Ya'ar, 6/9/2013, 1:27 PM

Meretz MK Hints Shooting Related to Budget

MK Tamar Zandberg asserts the shooting in Be’er Sheva was a result of the state budget. Deputy Finance Minister: A miserable statement.Elad Benari, 5/21/2013, 4:15 AM

Netanyahu's Attorney: He Lives a Modest Life

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s attorney plays down the enormous increase in the budget of the Prime Minister’s Residence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2013, 6:35 AM

MK Cabel: Investigate PM Residence's Budget

MK Eitan Cabel asks State Comptroller to investigate the increase in the spending budget of the Prime Minister’s official residence.Elad Benari, 5/14/2013, 6:15 PM

Government Approves State Budget

After talks into the night, the Israeli government approves the state budget for 2013 and 2014, by a majority of 21-1.Elad Benari, 5/14/2013, 6:14 AM

Budget of PM's Residence Jumps 80% in Four Years

The planned austerity measures have not hit PM Netanyahu's expenses, which have jumped 80% since 2009.Elad Benari, 5/14/2013, 3:42 AM

Cabinet to Vote on 2013 Austerity Budget

Knesset meeting on Monday to vote on the 2013 austerity budget proposal after smaller-than-expected $840 million cut in defense spending.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/13/2013, 12:27 PM

Lapid Promises to Fight for the Working Man

Finance Minister Yair Lapid says that he intends to fight for the working man who "just pays the bills".Elad Benari, 4/24/2013, 3:14 AM

Stanley Fischer Backs Lapid on Deficit Goal

Bank of Israel head comes to agreement with Lapid, backs 3% deficit target., 4/23/2013, 6:49 PM

Lieberman: MKs Should 'Donate' 10% of Salary

MK Avigdor Lieberman has suggested that Knesset members donate 10% of their salaries back to the government.David Lev, 4/10/2013, 1:13 AM

Labor Head: Lapid Sounds Just Like Netanyahu

Yachimovich: Lapid's "Future" party should be renamed "Past." He is taking orders from Netanyahu’s staff.Maayana Miskin, 3/24/2013, 5:55 PM

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 , 3/12/2013, 6:49 PM

US Lawmakers to Unveil Rival Budgets

Democrats will unveil their first budget in four years this week in the US Senate as House Republicans put forward their own blueprint, 3/12/2013, 3:33 PM

Bayit Yehudi to Demand: No Coalition Money

Naftali Bennett says his party will insist that the government not hand out money to coalition parties.Maayana Miskin, 3/5/2013, 6:01 PM

Elections Over, Now Israelis Will have to Pony Up

Regardless of what the parties promised, says one financial expert, life after the elections is about to get more expensive in IsraelDavid Lev, 1/24/2013, 3:34 PM

AARP Warns Tough Economy Threatens 50+ Retirement

A new report from the AARP warns the drooping US economy is threatening future retirement for middle class workers age 50-plus. Chana Ya'ar, 1/16/2013, 1:41 PM

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 yearDavid Lev, 1/13/2013, 8:50 PM

Deri to Netanyahu: Show Us the Budget Cuts

Shas’ Aryeh Deri urges Netanyahu to reveal planned spending cuts before elections so voters can have a say. Maayana Miskin, 12/19/2012, 4:44 AM

PM Calls for New Elections After Budget Talks Fail

Israel will be voting for a new Knesset in the coming months, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday nightDavid Lev, 10/9/2012, 8:15 PM