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Yisrael Katz: 'Benny Gantz is preventing approval of subsidized medications'

Yisrael Katz: 'Benny Gantz is preventing approval of subsidized medications'

Finance Min. Katz slams DM Gantz for preventing updated list of medications from being approved. 'It's an embarrassment.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2021 08:58
Yisrael Katz: 'There's no propaganda here, we want to help the economy'

Yisrael Katz: 'There's no propaganda here, we want to help the economy'

'The economic aid plan is to help restart the economy, we can't wait for elections,' Finance Minister Katz says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/02/2021 09:18
Netanyahu and Yisrael Katz present 'massive' COVID economic stimulus plan

Netanyahu and Yisrael Katz present 'massive' COVID economic stimulus plan

PM and Finance Minister unveil 'massive' nine-step economic stimulus plan, with bailouts for small businesses and aid to the unemployed.David Rosenberg, 24/01/2021 19:06
'If Gideon Sa'ar was close to my status in the Likud - he would not have resigned'

'If Gideon Sa'ar was close to my status in the Likud - he would not have resigned'

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz says the Likud members who left the party would have remained under the right political circumstances.Elad Benari, 01/01/2021 04:40
Gantz fails to reach budget agreement with Likud, elections near

Gantz fails to reach budget agreement with Likud, elections near

After a second consecutive day of meetings between DM Gantz and FM Yisrael Katz, and more disagreements, early elections appear inevitable.ILTV, 07/12/2020 20:01
15 open markets across country to gradually open

15 open markets across country to gradually open

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz: 'As part of experimental plan formulated - 15 markets throughout country will be opened gradually.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/11/2020 21:07
NIS 2,000 grant to those unemployed for over 100 days due to lockdown

NIS 2,000 grant to those unemployed for over 100 days due to lockdown

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz takes credit for proposal designed to help low wage earners.Ido Ben Porat, 11/11/2020 14:21
Shops open despite Health Ministry objections

Shops open despite Health Ministry objections

Finance Minister says he hopes to be able to open malls next week. 'No economy without health, and no health without a string economy.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/11/2020 08:08
Edelstein vs Katz: You'll cause another lockdown

Edelstein vs Katz: You'll cause another lockdown

Health Minister says Finance Minister's call to open shops is reckless and irresponsible.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/11/2020 14:48
Netanyahu rebukes ministers: Stop tweeting during cabinet meeting

Netanyahu rebukes ministers: Stop tweeting during cabinet meeting

PM Netanyahu angry after Finance Minister Katz tweets during Coronavirus Cabinet meeting.Ben Ariel, 30/10/2020 00:07
Finance Minister Yisrael Katz: 'Health Ministry detached from the people'

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz: 'Health Ministry detached from the people'

Minister Katz sharply attacks Health Ministry, that opposes opening businesses, ahead of Corona cabinet discussions. 'What's this insanity?'Mordechai Sones, 29/10/2020 08:56
Fury in cabinet over reopening

Fury in cabinet over reopening

Health, Finance Ministries in uproar over whether to allow stores to reopen next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/10/2020 20:06
Blue & White fuss about budget is spin, says Finance Minister

Blue & White fuss about budget is spin, says Finance Minister

Regardless of what Blue & White say, plans for 2021 budget are proceeding according to outline.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/10/2020 09:24
Executive Pay Reduction Law draft published

Executive Pay Reduction Law draft published

Reduction to apply according to bill to President, PM, alternate PM, ministers, deputy ministers, judges, and more.Mordechai Sones, 15/10/2020 13:26
Finance Minister blasts Prime Minister, Health Ministry

Finance Minister blasts Prime Minister, Health Ministry

Minister Yisrael Katz says certain lockdown restrictions make no sense. 'I won't let millions slip into despair and hunger.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/10/2020 20:39
Minister Katz: Sovereignty was frozen before UAE agreement

Minister Katz: Sovereignty was frozen before UAE agreement

Finance Minister says decision not to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria was made before deal with UAE, convenient for Arab nations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/08/2020 10:18
Minister Katz: You do not threaten the Prime Minister

Minister Katz: You do not threaten the Prime Minister

Finance Minister blasts Gantz: If you want to show responsibility, you have to separate the political debate from the budget.Ben Ariel, 11/08/2020 06:46
Yisrael Katz: Blue and White has crossed a red line

Yisrael Katz: Blue and White has crossed a red line

Finance Minister accuses Blue and White party of causing harm to Israeli public by canceling Sunday's Cabinet meeting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/08/2020 09:34
Finance Minister Katz: PM Binyamin Netanyahu was wrong about having two Prime Ministers

Finance Minister Katz: PM Binyamin Netanyahu was wrong about having two Prime Ministers

The Finance Minister said that coalition agreement with Blue and White was a mistake—'PM having difficult time running the country.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/08/2020 22:28
Finance Minister Yisrael Katz promises to bring one-year budget for a vote

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz promises to bring one-year budget for a vote

Finance Min. Katz says he'll present one-year budget on Sunday, denies PM Netanyahu makes financial decisions without him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2020 12:56
NIS 300 per child from fifth child and onward

NIS 300 per child from fifth child and onward

Finance Minister and Finance Committee chairman agree on scope of financial aid package to be given to all Israeli citizens.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2020 18:21
Finance Min. decides: Professional training will no longer reduce unemployment benefits

Finance Min. decides: Professional training will no longer reduce unemployment benefits

Finance Min. Yisrael Katz cancels reduction in unemployment payments, eyes encouraging employers to retrain employees on unpaid leave.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2020 14:51
Ministers decide: Significant addition to health system manpower

Ministers decide: Significant addition to health system manpower

Health and Finance Ministers agree on reinforcement of 2,000 nurses, 400 doctors, manpower, and additional procurement for health system.Mordechai Sones, 20/07/2020 21:00
MK Moshe Gafni: 'Grant program won't pass in present form'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'Grant program won't pass in present form'

Finance Chair says without grants according to number of children, he won't approve plan. Likud infighting: 'Something bad happening there.'Mordechai Sones, 20/07/2020 20:41
Top Likud officials clash in the Knesset

Top Likud officials clash in the Knesset

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz and Coalition chairman Miki Zohar trade insults in stormy Knesset committee meeting.Hezki Baruch, 20/07/2020 13:17
Minister Katz stops aid to anti-Israel bodies

Minister Katz stops aid to anti-Israel bodies

Finance Minister orders halt to provision of funding to organizations assisting illegal infiltrators.Ido Ben Porat, 15/07/2020 00:02
Finance Minister Yisrael Katz to provide aid money to infiltrators' organizations

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz to provide aid money to infiltrators' organizations

FM agrees with Welfare Minister on establishing aid fund for social organizations, including Leftist orgs supporting illegal infiltrators.Mordechai Sones, 14/07/2020 21:01
Full details of Israel's emergency coronavirus economic plan

Full details of Israel's emergency coronavirus economic plan

The Cabinet approved the economic plan of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yisrael Katz – 'Safety Net 2020-2021'Arutz Sheva, 13/07/2020 21:59
Netanyahu: We opened up economy too early, I take responsiblity

Netanyahu: We opened up economy too early, I take responsiblity

PM Netanyahu, Finance Minister Katz present plan to aid businesses hurt by coronavirus restrictions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/07/2020 20:49
Finance Ministry to present coronavirus aid package, helping small businesses

Finance Ministry to present coronavirus aid package, helping small businesses

PM Netanyahu, Finance MIn. Katz, to present plan to help businesses, improve unemployment payments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/07/2020 08:06
Finance Minister Katz trying to push down vegetable prices

Finance Minister Katz trying to push down vegetable prices

Israeli farmers protest Finance Minister's plan, say it needs to allow local farmers to properly compete with imports.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2020 13:40
'Worst economic situation in Israel's history'

'Worst economic situation in Israel's history'

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz says Israeli economy will have difficulty in the short term in recovering from the coronavirus crisis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/06/2020 17:14
Report: Yisrael Katz asked for increased security

Report: Yisrael Katz asked for increased security

Sources familiar with the matter say the Finance Minister's request was made due to operational reasons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/06/2020 05:00
'Even if there's a second wave - there will be no lockdown'

'Even if there's a second wave - there will be no lockdown'

"Everything can be treated on a case-by-case basis using enforcement and isolation."Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/06/2020 05:33
Finance Minister Katz to advance benefits to Palestinian Arab organizations

Finance Minister Katz to advance benefits to Palestinian Arab organizations

Palestinian Arab aid organizations will receive more than 60% off fuel costs, while Israeli charities will continue to pay full price.Hezki Baruch, 15/06/2020 04:29
'Why would Netanyahu and Katz remove official protection from outgoing Defense Minister?'

'Why would Netanyahu and Katz remove official protection from outgoing Defense Minister?'

Iran blames Bennett for cyber attack, Hezbollah features Bennett in video, but gov't decides Bennett doesn't need state protection.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/05/2020 13:19
New Finance Minister promises plan to end coronavirus recession

New Finance Minister promises plan to end coronavirus recession

Yisrael Katz offers 'reform' and 'competition' to end ongoing recession caused by nationwide coronavirus lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2020 14:54
Likud demands president give mandate to form government to Netanyahu

Likud demands president give mandate to form government to Netanyahu

Ministers Katz and Levin write letter to President Rivlin protesting his decision to return mandate to Knesset and not give it to Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/04/2020 15:32
El Al to send rescue flight to Colombia

El Al to send rescue flight to Colombia

Flight is expected to depart Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. from Bogota with about 150 hikers stranded in Colombia due to coronavirus pandemic.Ben Ariel, 25/03/2020 04:05
Gantz attends megillah reading in childhood moshav

Gantz attends megillah reading in childhood moshav

Blue and White chairman celebrates Purim in Moshav Kfar Ahim, sits in seat that belonged to his late father.Hezki Baruch, 10/03/2020 05:08
Foreign Minister calls on Belgium to ban anti-Semitic carnival in Aalst

Foreign Minister calls on Belgium to ban anti-Semitic carnival in Aalst

Mayor of Aalst says Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz's call to ban carnival which displayed anti-Semitic float is "disproportional".Elad Benari, 21/02/2020 05:50
Foreign Minister Katz: I trust Bennett

Foreign Minister Katz: I trust Bennett

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz does not join the attacks on Defense Minister Bennett: I trust the entire system, including him.Ben Ariel, 17/02/2020 04:40
Min.Katz: 'Relationship with China is very important, but we won't endanger civilians'

Min.Katz: 'Relationship with China is very important, but we won't endanger civilians'

FM Yisrael Katz says Israel's diplomats in China are doing 'amazing work,' Israel needs to prevent coronavirus from infecting citizens.103FM, 10/02/2020 15:02
'Ahmad Tibi and his friends called for the murder of IDF soldiers, settlers, and Jews'

'Ahmad Tibi and his friends called for the murder of IDF soldiers, settlers, and Jews'

FM Katz recalls how Joint Arab List's MK Tibi called for the murder of Jews and IDF soldiers. 'A disaster' if they join coalition.103FM, 10/02/2020 14:43
Polish President: Yisrael Katz insulted the Polish people

Polish President: Yisrael Katz insulted the Polish people

Polish President Andrzej Duda blasts Russian President, Israeli Foreign Minister in TV interview.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/01/2020 05:03
Israeli FM Yisrael Katz applauds UK's act against Hezbollah

Israeli FM Yisrael Katz applauds UK's act against Hezbollah

'This is a great achievement for the State of Israel in the fight against Iran and its proxies in the region, mainly Hezbollah,' Katz says.Arutz Sheva, 18/01/2020 18:34
Following Soleimani's death, Israel's Foreign Minister Katz cancels planned trip to Dubai

Following Soleimani's death, Israel's Foreign Minister Katz cancels planned trip to Dubai

Israeli security organizations pressure Foreign Min. Katz to cancel upcoming trip to United Arab Emirates.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/01/2020 23:33
Foreign Minister: 'Hamas hasn't changed its ideology, it's looking to ease the burden'

Foreign Minister: 'Hamas hasn't changed its ideology, it's looking to ease the burden'

FM Katz explains why Israel wants agreement with Gaza: 'Israel needs to rid ourselves of this absurd responsibility.'103FM, 30/12/2019 12:28
Foreign Minister Katz: 'Blue and White is a pathetic party,' who are they to decide?

Foreign Minister Katz: 'Blue and White is a pathetic party,' who are they to decide?

FM Katz says talk of immunity legislation is 'baseless claims,' Blue and White not authorized to decide whether PM is allowed to run.103FM, 30/12/2019 12:16
FM Katz calls on Gideon Sa'ar to 'straighten out'

FM Katz calls on Gideon Sa'ar to 'straighten out'

Gideon Sa'ar should not have called on PM Netanyahu to resign 'like they do in Blue and White,' FM Katz says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/12/2019 18:38
Israeli Foreign Minister: Ayatollah Khamenei is a war criminal

Israeli Foreign Minister: Ayatollah Khamenei is a war criminal

Israel's Foreign Minister slams Iranian spiritual leader, denounces International Criminal Court for probing Israel, but not Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/12/2019 12:26
Israel officially opposes Turkey-Libya sea corridor deal

Israel officially opposes Turkey-Libya sea corridor deal

'But that doesn’t mean we're sending battleships to confront Turkey.' - Foreign Minister.Mordechai Sones, 23/12/2019 22:26
Evacuation of Khan al Omar would be 'last straw' for ICC

Evacuation of Khan al Omar would be 'last straw' for ICC

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz says state afraid to deal with illegal Bedouin village as ICC launches war crimes' investigation.'Gary Willig, 22/12/2019 08:48
Katz: ICC decision is outrageous and against international law

Katz: ICC decision is outrageous and against international law

Israeli officials denounce ICC chief prosecutor’s decision to investigate alleged Israeli “war crimes” in PA-controlled territories.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 20/12/2019 20:49
'No place for anti-Semitism at UNESCO or in the world'

'No place for anti-Semitism at UNESCO or in the world'

Israel's Foreign Ministry responds to decision to remove Belgian carnival from list of UNESCO events.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2019 18:43
'Corbyn's defeat is a victory in fight against anti-Semitism'

'Corbyn's defeat is a victory in fight against anti-Semitism'

Israeli Foreign Minister lauds 'British values', calling Labour's defeat a 'milestone in the fight against hatred.'Arutz Sheva and AFP, 13/12/2019 11:54
Israel will attend Dubai Exhibition 2020

Israel will attend Dubai Exhibition 2020

Israel's participation in international event agreed in secret visit by Foreign Ministry Director; FM Katz: 'Upgrade in Israel's status.'Mordechai Sones, 10/12/2019 17:25