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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%.Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 12/31/2013, 9:49 PM

'Lapid Hitler Photo Contributes to Anti-Semitism Worldwide'

JNF issues harsh condemnation after a photo was published on Facebook depicting Israeli Minister of Finance Yair Lapid as Adolf Hitler.Rina Tzvi , 6/19/2013, 5:14 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

Fayyad Urges New Elections for PA Unity in Farewell Address

Outgoing PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad urged the Ramallah government to hold new elections to reunite PA Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.Chana Ya'ar, 4/17/2013, 4:55 PM

Anti-Debt Activist Pleased by Bennett’s Bill

Anti-debt NGO happy with Bennett’s proposal to strengthen the Post Office bank. ‘It’s time for real competition.’Maayana Miskin, 2/17/2013, 1:53 PM

US Weekly Unemployment Claims Rise

New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits rose last week but were still in line with an improving trend in the jobs market. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/1/2013, 12:16 AM

Fischer Named One of World’s Top Bankers

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer has been named one of the world’s top central bankers “during one of the toughest years on record.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/26/2012, 9:20 PM

‘Dr. Doom’ Predicts ‘Bad’ Will Get Worse

The sputtering world economy is good news compared to what is around the corner, says “Dr. Doom” Roubini: Military clash with Iran. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/18/2012, 9:14 AM

OECD: 'Pat on the Back and Move On - Crisis Not Over'

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria praises Israel on its management of the global fiscal crisis, but warns “it's not over yet.”Chana Ya'ar, 6/6/2012, 10:56 AM

Steinitz: We're Prepared to Do a Lot for Contract Workers

The government is prepared to do much in order to protect the rights of contract workers, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said.David Lev, 11/8/2011, 3:19 PM

In Israel, It Pays to be a Public Servant

State workers’ salaries went up by nearly 7% in 2010, according to annual report. Overall, public service income up by 3.5%.Maayana Miskin, 10/10/2011, 3:24 PM

Unemployment at New Low of 5.5%

Unemployment drops to 5.5%. Steinitz: this proves that Netanyahu's financial policies are sound. Maayana Miskin, 8/31/2011, 6:03 PM

Moody's Israel Affiliate Rates Hapoalim Funds AAA

Bank Hapoalim's long-term investments were rated AAA by the Israeli affiliate of the Moody's rating agencyDavid Lev, 8/23/2011, 10:05 PM

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.Maayana Miskin, 8/8/2011, 2:12 AM

Just How Much Would it Cost to Satisfy Protesters' Demands?

Just how much would it cost the Israeli taxpayer if the government tried to satisfy all the demands by protesters?David Lev, 7/29/2011, 12:46 AM