Hamas Govt. Passes 2014 Budget Amid Plunging GDP$784 million budget approved; GDP growth plummets from 26% to 3% in 2 years, unemployment rate at 30%.
'Lapid Hitler Photo Adds to Global Anti-Semitism'JNF issues harsh condemnation after a photo was published on Facebook depicting Israeli Minister of Finance Yair Lapid as Adolf Hitler.
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.
Fayyad Urges New Elections in Farewell AddressOutgoing PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad urged the Ramallah government to hold new elections to reunite PA Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
Anti-Debt Activist Pleased by Bennett’s BillAnti-debt NGO happy with Bennett’s proposal to strengthen the Post Office bank. ‘It’s time for real competition.’
US Weekly Unemployment Claims RiseNew claims for US unemployment insurance benefits rose last week but were still in line with an improving trend in the jobs market.
Fischer Named One of World’s Top BankersBank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer has been named one of the world’s top central bankers “during one of the toughest years on record.”
‘Dr. Doom’ Predicts ‘Bad’ Will Get WorseThe sputtering world economy is good news compared to what is around the corner, says “Dr. Doom” Roubini: Military clash with Iran.
OECD to Israel: Great Job! But Crisis Not Over YetOECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria praises Israel on its management of the global fiscal crisis, but warns “it's not over yet.”
Steinitz: We're Prepared to Help Contract WorkersThe government is prepared to do much in order to protect the rights of contract workers, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said.
In Israel, It Pays to be a Public ServantState workers’ salaries went up by nearly 7% in 2010, according to annual report. Overall, public service income up by 3.5%.
Unemployment at New Low of 5.5%Unemployment drops to 5.5%. Steinitz: this proves that Netanyahu's financial policies are sound.
Moody's israel Affiliate Rates Hapoalim FundsBank Hapoalim's long-term investments were rated AAA by the Israeli affiliate of the Moody's rating agency
It's Official: Real Income Down by 1.2%Protesters feeling the pinch now have data to back them up, as surveys show a 1.2% drop in real income in March-May.
NIS 60b: What Social Quiet CostsJust how much would it cost the Israeli taxpayer if the government tried to satisfy all the demands by protesters?