'A total lockdown would've resulted in 3 million unemployed'

'A total lockdown would've resulted in 3 million unemployed'

Outgoing Director-General of Ministry of Finance acknowledges error in how the economic crisis at the start of the pandemic was handled.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2020, 6:35 AM
The Israeli Intelligence Directorate's hypnotist

The Israeli Intelligence Directorate's hypnotist

'Eighty percent of the admissions you get from hypnosis are correct,' says Colonel Shimon Simon Lavi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2020, 11:32 AM
No more grants for the self-employed, Treasury says

No more grants for the self-employed, Treasury says

Treasury says the economy is back to normal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2020, 10:30 PM
'One hand gives self-employed a grant, the other hand takes it away'

'One hand gives self-employed a grant, the other hand takes it away'

Knesset Finance Committee discusses whether to tax coronavirus-era unemployment grant for self-employed.Hezki Baruch, 4/1/2020, 4:39 PM
Finance Minister announces steps to maintain economic stability

Finance Minister announces steps to maintain economic stability

Finance Minister introduces measures to assist in dealing with coronavirus fallout.Mordechai Sones, 3/16/2020, 11:00 PM
Finance Ministry reaches agreement with Israel Teachers' Union

Finance Ministry reaches agreement with Israel Teachers' Union

Negotiations between Finance Ministry, teachers, reach dead end as teachers threaten not to begin school year on Sunday.Orly Harari, 8/30/2019, 2:17 PM
Budget cuts will fund underground fence - and afternoon programs

Budget cuts will fund underground fence - and afternoon programs

Proposed budget cuts eliminate 260 jobs, to provide funding for arson victims, afternoon programs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2019, 2:30 PM
Judea and Samaria defense budget still held up

Judea and Samaria defense budget still held up

Dozens of security projects on hold as dispute between Defense, Finance Ministries preventing release of NIS 45 million in defense spending.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/14/2019, 8:48 AM
Finance Ministry must compensate tortured Israeli collaborators

Finance Ministry must compensate tortured Israeli collaborators

Israel must compensate NIS 14 million to 52 Arab collaborators with Israel arrested by PA security forces; monies to be withheld from PA.Mordechai Sones, 6/27/2019, 1:11 PM
Kahlon: It's the Finance Ministry or nothing

Kahlon: It's the Finance Ministry or nothing

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon makes clear he will not serve in any other position after the elections.Hezki Baruch, 3/13/2019, 6:43 AM
Law restricting use of cash goes into effect

Law restricting use of cash goes into effect

Israeli law limiting use of cash for purchases, payment of wages goes into effect. Violators could face up to 3 years in jail.David Rosenberg, 1/2/2019, 1:09 PM
Mossad seeks significant budget increase

Mossad seeks significant budget increase

Intel organization asks finance ministry for extra billions which will significantly broaden the scope of its activity.Ido Ben Porat, 9/13/2018, 8:40 AM
MK Forer: Improve status of daycare workers

MK Forer: Improve status of daycare workers

MK Oded Forer warns of severe consequences for children, economy if daycare centers do not open this year due to strike.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2018, 6:22 PM
'Gift to Erdoğan for the Jewish holidays'

'Gift to Erdoğan for the Jewish holidays'

Farmers furious at decision to permit importation of tomatoes from Turkey for holidays, despite there being no shortage. MK: 'Wrong move.'Mordechai Sones, 8/22/2018, 12:11 PM
Vote on Daycare Supervision Law postponed

Vote on Daycare Supervision Law postponed

Labor and Social Affairs Ministry: 'Unfortunately, law not promoted because of insensitivity and irresponsibility of Treasury officials.'Mordechai Sones, 6/17/2018, 4:50 PM
Some 100 PA Arabs to receive budgetary pension

Some 100 PA Arabs to receive budgetary pension

Since 2001 new public sector employees receive no budgetary pension; Loophole lets PA Arabs working in Civil Admin to benefit nevertheless.Mordechai Sones, 5/22/2018, 4:40 PM
These are the highest paid public sector employees

These are the highest paid public sector employees

Finance Ministry releases report on public sector salaries in 2016.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2018, 7:14 PM
Likud minister: Treasury decision to cut police budget 'petty'

Likud minister: Treasury decision to cut police budget 'petty'

Finance Ministry aims to cut police officers' meal subsidies, Public Security Minister Erdan calls decision 'delusional' and 'petty.'Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 1/8/2018, 1:56 PM
Disabled allowance budget to increase by NIS 2 billion

Disabled allowance budget to increase by NIS 2 billion

Netanyahu and Welfare Minister Katz agree to increase disabled allowances; joint press conference with Finance Minister expected at 11:00.Mordechai Sones, 1/3/2018, 11:01 AM
'Toward a cashless society' - Gov't to limit cash transactions

'Toward a cashless society' - Gov't to limit cash transactions

Finance Ministry pushing to limit use of cash, checks between private individuals, businesses. Cash payments over $1450 to be banned.David Rosenberg, 12/25/2017, 9:53 AM
Number of haredi Jews entering workforce slowing, report finds

Number of haredi Jews entering workforce slowing, report finds

A new study finds that only 51% of haredi men are working, far less than the government's goal of 63% by 2020.Tzvi Lev, 9/25/2017, 4:50 PM
Israel to get $4.7 billion in royalties from natural gas

Israel to get $4.7 billion in royalties from natural gas

Finance Ministry announces Israel will make large profit on use of and exporting of natural gas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/22/2017, 3:33 PM
Cost of living higher in Israel than rest of the OECD

Cost of living higher in Israel than rest of the OECD

Finance Ministry says Israelis pay more for cars, food, household goods, and electronics than any other country in the OECD.Tzvi Lev, 8/7/2017, 2:41 PM
Finance Ministry to revoke Amnesty donors' tax benefits

Finance Ministry to revoke Amnesty donors' tax benefits

Amnesty campaigns for Judea, Samaria boycott, Finance Ministry aims to revoke tax benefits from organization's donors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/28/2017, 10:26 AM
Striking electric company workers receive pay cut

Striking electric company workers receive pay cut

Israel Electric Company workers strike, then see their salaries struck. Company: We're working together with the Finance Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2017, 2:14 PM
Jerusalem drops CityPass from light rail extension

Jerusalem drops CityPass from light rail extension

Government puts extension of existing line, construction of new line, up for grabs, takes rights away from CityPass.Arutz Sheva, 7/5/2017, 9:09 AM
Foreign ministry workers threaten to block Trump's visit

Foreign ministry workers threaten to block Trump's visit

Ministry workers threaten to halt preparations for Trump's planned upcoming visit to Israel if their demands for higher wages are not met.Tal Polon, 5/9/2017, 2:52 PM
How do the richest Israelis make their money?

How do the richest Israelis make their money?

In-depth report by Finance Ministry on the wealthiest Israelis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2017, 4:14 PM
Jerusalem kindergartens shut down as strike expands

Jerusalem kindergartens shut down as strike expands

The Jerusalem Municipality has announced that kindergartens will not function today, as battle against Finance Ministry continues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2017, 8:20 AM
Jerusalem Mayor: It's a sad day for Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor: It's a sad day for Jerusalem

Jerusalem municipal workers protest Finance Ministry refusal to transfer budget.Hezki Baruch, 1/29/2017, 10:33 AM
60% of terror arson victims receive government compensation

60% of terror arson victims receive government compensation

Finance Minister holds follow-up meeting after November's arson attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/11/2017, 2:25 PM
Finance Ministry reports 5-year low in housing sales

Finance Ministry reports 5-year low in housing sales

Finance Ministry reveals October 2016 had lowest number of homes purchased since 2011.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/9/2017, 11:26 AM
14,000 new housing units for Bet Shemesh, 60% to haredim

14,000 new housing units for Bet Shemesh, 60% to haredim

14,000 new housing units will be constructed in the coming years in Bet Shemesh, 60% are earmarked for haredim.Yoel Domb, 11/30/2016, 8:35 PM
Government to spend millions on armored cars

Government to spend millions on armored cars

Up to 40 vehicles at up to 250,000 shekels each on the Finance Ministry's docket in the near future.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 4/11/2016, 1:14 PM
Daycare security a myth in spite of promises

Daycare security a myth in spite of promises

Three-month-old promises to provide daycare security still have not been fulfilled, as parents still pay for security guards privately.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2016, 10:58 AM
Kahlon and Barkat agree to avoid future cuts

Kahlon and Barkat agree to avoid future cuts

Jerusalem city council and Finance Ministry formulate agreement to avoid future budget cuts and layoffs in the city.Reut Hadar, 1/18/2016, 7:56 AM
Jerusalem to layoff thousands: Lack of budget

Jerusalem to layoff thousands: Lack of budget

After receiving no government funding, City Council forced to lay off hundreds of workers at year's end with thousands more on way.Raphael Poch, 12/31/2015, 8:55 AM
Fin. Ministry Looks for Solution to Economy Slump

Fin. Ministry Looks for Solution to Economy Slump

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon calls emergency meeting following CBS report on poor economic growth in second quarter 2015.Matt Wanderman, 8/18/2015, 10:46 AM
IDF: Finance Min. Delaying Gaza Belt Smart Fence

IDF: Finance Min. Delaying Gaza Belt Smart Fence

Senior officer reveals comprehensive system to defend residents being held up due to lack of funding by ministry.Ari Yashar, 7/23/2015, 4:15 PM
Holocaust Survivor Recognized After Six Years

Holocaust Survivor Recognized After Six Years

79-year-old woman confined in Warsaw Ghetto fought Israel's Finance Ministry for six years to receive survivor compensation.Cynthia Blank, 7/23/2015, 1:24 PM
Stolen Records Contain Israelis' Insurance Records

Stolen Records Contain Israelis' Insurance Records

The insurance records of millions of Israelis were stolen out of the back of a motor scooter - but there's no need to worry, officials said.Moshe Cohen, 7/23/2015, 9:07 AM
Finance Ministry Warns Israel May Go Bankrupt

Finance Ministry Warns Israel May Go Bankrupt

Finance Ministry economist warns Israel could face a crisis like Greece's by 2059, if haredim and Arabs don't go to work.Ari Yashar, 6/1/2015, 2:49 PM
Treasury Unsure How PM will Fulfill Erdan Pledge

Treasury Unsure How PM will Fulfill Erdan Pledge

Finance Minister's aides demand that Netanyahu clarify where funds he promised to Internal Security Ministry are coming from.Cynthia Blank, 5/28/2015, 1:20 PM
Israel Ordered to Pay Iran Over 1989 Legal Battle

Israel Ordered to Pay Iran Over 1989 Legal Battle

Swiss court orders Israel to pay for 1968 oil transport contract Iran cancelled after Iranian Revolution. Israel: we're not paying anything.Tova Dvorin, 5/20/2015, 10:50 PM
Netanyahu Prevents 'Passover Emergency'

Netanyahu Prevents 'Passover Emergency'

Binyamin Netanyahu is once again Finance Minister - thanks to none other than Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef.Moshe Cohen, 3/26/2015, 1:28 PM
Kahlon: No One Has Negotiated with Us

Kahlon: No One Has Negotiated with Us

Kulanu leader pours cold water on reports that he has already been guaranteed the position of Finance Minister in the next government.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 3/26/2015, 4:44 AM
Herzog: Offer to Kahlon Proves Bibi is in a Panic

Herzog: Offer to Kahlon Proves Bibi is in a Panic

According to Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog, Netanyahu offering finance portfolio to Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon is sign of PM's desperation.Cynthia Blank, 3/15/2015, 2:32 PM
Netanyahu Promises Kahlon Finance Ministry

Netanyahu Promises Kahlon Finance Ministry

With elections mere days away, last ditch effort by Netanyahu to turn Kahlon his way by offering finance portfolio is rejected.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 3/15/2015, 10:15 AM
Kahlon Denies Rumors of Deal With Liberman, Lapid

Kahlon Denies Rumors of Deal With Liberman, Lapid

Moshe Kahlon denies rumors of plans for a post-election negotiation bloc with Yesh Atid, Yisrael Beytenu, or any other party.Moshe Cohen, 3/8/2015, 5:19 PM
Kahlon Rules Out 'Parties that Are Not Zionist'

Kahlon Rules Out 'Parties that Are Not Zionist'

Kulanu chairman rules out coalition with Joint Arab List, says he will not condition joining a coalition on him being Finance Minister.Ben Ariel, Canada, 3/6/2015, 11:46 PM
Lapid: I Would Return to Finance Ministry

Lapid: I Would Return to Finance Ministry

Lapid vows to return housing crisis laws to the agenda if he sits in the next government, says he could work with hareidi parties.Tova Dvorin, 1/4/2015, 8:14 AM
No Religious Council in Beit El - Who's to Blame?

No Religious Council in Beit El - Who's to Blame?

Beit El residents threaten to file petition in High Court for Justice over oversight; ministers play blame game, point to Finance Ministry.Uzi Baruch, 12/22/2014, 6:44 PM
Slomiansky: Lapid Was 'A Nightmare to Work With'

Slomiansky: Lapid Was 'A Nightmare to Work With'

For two years, MK Nissan Slomiansky worked 'under the thumb' of ex-Finance Minister Yair Lapid, calling it a 'nightmare'.Yaakov Levi, 12/18/2014, 9:20 AM
Fitch Downgrades Israel's Outlook

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
Report Highlight High Life Spending by Ministries

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
Govt. to Sell Off Most Companies

Govt. to Sell Off Most Companies

The Social-Economic Cabinet on Sunday decided to sell off nearly all the government-controlled companies in Israel.Moshe Cohen, 10/6/2014, 12:13 AM
Ben Gurion Workers May Go on Strike Again

Ben Gurion Workers May Go on Strike Again

Workers at Ben Gurion Airport are gearing up for another strike, fearing they will be on the hook for a huge royalty payment.Yaakov Levi, 10/5/2014, 4:05 PM