Shin Bet: Terror attacks in Israel drop back to pre-escalation level
UN rights expert accuses Israel of excessive force against Palestinians
'Enough:' Abbas explains why, despite everything, he wants peace
Israeli-Arab dentist sentenced for funneling money to Hamas
Abdullah: Israel-Palestine stalemate 'a festering wound exploited by ISIS'
Israel, EU resume contacts after dispute over settlement product labels
Jerusalemites torn over Herzog's proposal to give up Arab neighborhoods
'Palestinian violence, Israeli settlements imperil two-state solution'
Fishing for compliments
Wine Talk: From Concord to Cabernet
Top 10 things to do
Veni, vidi, Venezuela!
Arbeitman, Hap Haifa aim to upset leader Beersheba
Commentary: Eye-opening and embarrassing experience
Comfortable first-leg conquests for Mac TA, Bnei Sakhnin
Yellow-and-blue bounced from Eurocup
AJC demands Likud minister apologize to Reform Jews for 'disparaging remarks'
'If ribs were visible at Auschwitz, you were a candidate for crematorium'
Machete wielding attacker wounds 5 in Ohio restaurant owned by Israeli
Dutch Zionist store owners highlight settlement goods to protest EU
Turkish FM: Russia targeting schools, hospitals in Syria
World leaders focus on Syria at annual Munich Security Conference
Free Robert Levinson, Senate appeals to Iran in unanimous vote
Assad vows to 'fight terrorism' and reconquer all of Syria
Iranians mark anniversary of 1979 Islamic revolution holding 'Death to America, Israel' signs
Israel says 'always watching' Iran’s missile developments following announcement of missile upgrade
Senior Iranian military official: US is subordinate to Iran in Middle East
Pakistani army foils Islamist plot to spring free killers of Daniel Pearl
WATCH: New ISIS video shows child solider blowing up four alleged spies
Saudi Arabia prepared for ground war in Syria, military spokesman says
'Briton who became ISIS beheader traveled to Gaza with Galloway convoy'
International sweet tooth: Israel exported $10m. worth of chocolate in 2015
GLOBAL AGENDA: ‘Deutsche unter alles’
Hapoalim goes gold with ‘Vatikiyada’ event for seniors
Einstein’s Theory posited a century ago proved; original documents at Hebrew University
High-risk groups should be screened for hepatitis C and treated, Knesset told
Israel signs stem cell research agreement with California Institute
Study urges at-home voting
E-waste recycling surpasses 2015 target
Green activists: Haifa pollution plan 'is like giving giving a bandaid to a cancer patient'
Agriculture Ministry calls to further restrict trawl fishing
Weather Roundup: Cold and rainy in an unusually dry winter
'Unique' Israeli bandage: The more you bleed, the quicker it works
Tel Aviv-based antifraud company Riskified raises $25 million
Change diapers, breastfeed baby, start a business
TECH TALK: Intel Israel is constantly expanding
Ted Cruz campaign defends pastor who said God will send hunters for Jews
Bret Stephens: The next US president may not be pro-Israel
Analysis: New Hampshire - Revolution against status quo under way
Sanders may play down Judaism, but he played big role in Hannukah case
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of February 12, 2016
Grapevine: Chock-a-block festival
Grapevine: Australian makes good
Launching a ‘little prayer book’ at the Western Wall
Podcast: Monty Python and the Search for the Two-State Solution
Podcast: How Israel would vote in the New Hampshire primary
Podcast: Behind the scenes of Israel’s Super Bowl ad
Podcast: Does the Western Wall plan signal the end of the haredi monopoly?
NO COMMENT: Israeli strategic ascendancy; American strategic decline
Hymn for the Weekend
NO HOLDS BARRED: Honoring Hollywood celebrities we may not always agree with
MY WORD: Radio days
My birthplace is not my home
Holy work honored
Keeping the moneyball in her court
Holland’s forgotten Jews
God’s presence is you!
Fifteen characters in search of a better author
The perfect mystery
Playing with conditionals
Russian Air Force hits Aleppo hard
Gulf states take a bad rap on Syrian refugee issue
Chocolate treats, American South style
Three Ladies, Three Lattes: Better to be buried than to burn
Desert oasis – at Kfar Hanokdim
Fresh and tasty: Jerusalem goes Mexican
Halftime in the Holy City ‘
All the colors of Estonia
Framing the refugees
The many faces of Roee Rosen
מִשִירֵי רָחֵל: רַק עַל עַצְמִי
יַלְדֵי בֵּית הָעֵץ
פִּיסוּל: כָּאן, עַכְשָיו וְהַנֶצַח
Say-Way כָּך אוֹמְרִים בְּאַנְגְלִית
Pro-BDS Presbyterian church set to lose 400,000 members
The Grace of God
German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his fight against the Nazis
US Professor who said Christians, Muslims worship same God to leave school
A Response to Mr. Frantzman
Elliot Wave Theory and the Talmud
The Hope Index: Israel among the Nations
The UK's BREXIT referendum may aggravate EU's corrupted democracy
Tree Planting Celebration in Biriya Forest
Israeli and Diaspora Youth Bond over Trees in Maale Michmash
Planting Trees in Memory of the Carmel Disaster Victims
90 Year-old Giuditta Matalon Embraces the Children of Israel
Shimi Rouimi Garden Dedicated in Ofakim
The New Shoham Forest Bike Trail
Papua New Guinea Pilgrims Plant Olive Trees in the Galilee
Senior Chinese Foresters Visit Israel
Prime Minister of Albania Plants 80th Tree in Grove of Nations in Jerusalem
President of Ukraine Plants Olive Tree at Grove of Nations in Jerusalem
Solar Panels Installed on KKL-JNF Offices' Roof in Jerusalem
23rd Beekeepers Conference Salutes KKL-JNF Professionals
Five Years after the Fire, the Carmel is Green Again
Green Leadership Classroom for Rehovot's Hadarim School
Olive Tree Planted in Rome for Holocaust Remembrance Day
105-Year-Old WWII Hero Honored at KKL Italy Event in Rome
Arava Open Day 2016
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
Renewable Energies for the Future in the Arava
LDA Conference: Science and Technology for Forests
02.13.2016 | 4 Adar I, 5776
A young Israeli-born woman decided to return to her homeland and become an entrepreneur. Tamar Schapira-Bernstein proves that dreams can come true.
By ELEANOR COHEN
Resignation reportedly due to Finance Ministry efforts, without consulting board, to establish recovery plan to restore HMO’s financial health.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Study released Wednesday found that 80% of Israeli households "could not make ends meet."
By NIV ELIS
The Histadrut has campaigned on raising the minimum wage from NIS 4,300 a month to NIS 5,300 a month.
A thorny tax question over the years has been whether “pool cars” available for general use need to be allocated for tax purposes to particular employees.
By LEON HARRIS
“This is huge news for the sector and the economy in general. The employment terms we agreed upon are unprecedented,” Union of Construction Workers chairman Yitzhak Moyal says.
By ILAN COHEN
How is it that in every case of banks rigging markets, whether in the UK or the US, the same pattern of a multibillion- dollar fine and some discreet “letting go” of individual traders is repeated.
By PINCHAS LANDAU
Former Likud minister says 0 VAT plan will not help housing prices.
There is a gradual erosion of confidence in the banking institutions, in the people who run them and in the governments and agencies who are supposed to regulate them.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid said it was the nation's duty to help reservists to give back to them for their "wonderful mobilization."
Finance minister will reportedly not have 1st draft of budget ready by start of July, as is customary, over disagreements with top ministry officials.
Looking toward the next budget, the ministry is aiming to create a simpler, more readable, and understandable budget that can be explored digitally.
The average salary was NIS 9,260, led by an 11.4% annualized increase in the information- technology and communication sectors in the third quarter.
Israel to set up a World Bank fund designed to help market Israeli goods in developing countries.
That is the question underpinning a petition against the Tax Authority, its director general, Moshe Asher, Google, and Facebook.
By ELA LEVY-WEINRIB
Finance Ministry agrees to Knesset Finance C'tee request to provide proposed budget changes at least a week in advance.
12-month deficit through August well below the 4.65% target for the year; Finance Minister Lapid welcomes data.
The Treasury, of Israel or any other country, does not have the ability to determine how large people’s pensions will be in the relatively distant future when they retire.
Open up the business section or watch business TV and you are sure to find something about the Federal Reserve and “tapering.”
By AARON KATSMAN
Warren Buffet’s MBA talk at University of Florida should be required viewing for every business owner, manager and entrepreneur.
By ISSAMAR GINZBERG
Down from a peak of 4.65% in February, the fall in the deficit stems mostly from higher taxes.
Israel has been shouting about a bottle of perfume instead of Frenkel's role at AIG and its $182b bailout.
Overall 2016 budget plans a NIS 35 billion deficit, amounting to 2.9% of GDP.
Noting Israel's unexpectedly low deficit of 2.15% in 2015 Moody's says that the country's fiscal performance is improving "beyond expectations."
If two of the players join forces, they would control 40% of the market, and prices would creep back up.
According to the Finance Ministry, the move would increase the state’s revenues by NIS 500 million a year and put taxation on natural resources closer to that of oil and gas.
NIS 75 million to be given to to young medical specialists who decide to work in the periphery.
By SHARON UDASIN
Economy Minister Arye Deri is unlikely to use his authority to approve the government's gas deal by circumventing an antitrust commissioner and plans to wait for a new one to be appointed next month.
By LAHAV HARKOV,SHARON UDASIN
The Finance Ministry has been withholding funds from the IBA, making it increasingly difficult for the public broadcasting service to meet its operational costs and to pay for new productions.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The announcement occurred a day after Steinitz's office had reported a breakdown in talks with the companies.
First of plans will broaden a mechanism for doling out subsidized state land to developers who promise the lowest cost for their units.
Without proper tax enforcement the government may be losing out on NIS 175 million a year.
Critics say a three-year budget was legally problematic and lacks support from finance ministry officials.
Committee will seek to find balance between competition and financial stability.
Strategic affairs minister says measures taken to downsize establishment should not be publicized so as not to inform Israel's enemies.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The army’s top officer told Knesset members that the economic realities have forced the military to adjust accordingly.
By LAHAV HARKOV,YAAKOV LAPPIN
IDF chief expresses concern for ability of army to remain prepared amid changing threats in the face of defense cuts.
Exemption would save young couples with at least 1 child 18% on homes; Foreign Ministry expects legislation will take 3-4 months.
Since the Finance Ministry officials have little respect for our Foreign Service personnel, it's no surprise that negotiations have dragged on.
By JPost Editorial
Lapid also criticized the staff of the budget department of the Finance Ministry he heads for having too much power.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Finance Minister stresses haredi community must contribute to national security, receive professional training and go into the job market.
Margalit condemns decision as "counterproductive, poorly timed."
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Mère de famille, écrivain à succès et journaliste féministe, Lihi Lapid tient aussi, désormais, le rôle d’épouse du ministre des Finances.
By ROBERT SLATER
Après un début de mandat houleux, le ministre des Finances Yaïr Lapid revient sur ses objectifs à venir.
By GILL HOFFMAN ET NIV ELIS
Experts et analystes scrutent les tendances du marché. Avec l’année nouvelle, la reprise s’annonce imminente, pour un démarrage en douceur.
It all goes on perks for civil servants, whose average pay is twice that of private-sector workers.
By EVELYN GORDON
Israeli banks may be turning information on their American account holders over to the IRS, setting off financial nightmares for people who haven’t filed properly.
Once companies, both private and state-run, have a standing order to remove funds from our bank accounts, they have the power to dip into that account and take what they want.
By PATRICIA CARMEL
Finance Minister Yair Lapid says sanctions on Iran must remain because "they work."
Kahlon surpasses last election polls that put him at 8 seats; Although likely to snag Finance portfolio, could also demand Construction Ministry.
In 2022, male soldiers will have their service time reduced by a further 2 months.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
The committee approved various portions of the bill one-at-a-time over several days, and parsed out a few particularly controversial sections for later approval or approval by other committees.
He said he would be happy with any Zionist party entering the coalition, even including Meretz.
By GIL HOFFMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
MKs authorize VAT cut from 18 to 17%.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Kahlon: Budget reflects new order of priorities, to improve citizens' lives
A 5-year plan would include a 350m budget and another 135m would include funding for community and nature centers and youth groups. Another 150m would go to boosting police and security.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Joint List MK Jabareen to ‘Post’: The government offered a 200 million shekel increase in this year’s budget, but the Arab leadership is asking for 600m.
Finance Ministry: economic strength of the system can withstand the small cut
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER
For comparison, the 2014 summer war with Gaza reduced economic growth by an estimated NIS 3.5 billion.
A year after then-communications minister Gilad Erdan pushed through a law calling to dismantle the Israel Broadcasting Authority, the Finance Ministry is seeking to close the IBA at months end.
Druse and Circassian municipal mayors as well as a deputy minister protested outside the Finance Ministry and Prime Minsiter’s Office Sunday.
The logic behind a tax increase is to make it less profitable for investors to buy apartments and rent them out, thus keeping more apartments on the market for people who want to buy them.
Parking payment app rushing to sign contracts before current deal expires.
In exclusive interview, the Zionist Union’s economist argues why his housing plan is best.
Deputy Bank of Israel Governor Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg may have to quit if her husband Manuel Trajtenberg is to become Finance Minister.
The highest average wages were paid out to Israeli state-owned firms, starting with the ports in Haifa, where workers earned NIS 28,790 per month.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH,NIV ELIS
Early elections not necessary, says defense minister.
Growth for all of 2014 is projected at 2.2 percent, with Israel's 50-day war in July and August having shaved off about half a percentage point.
Lapid: Budget shows our values and priorities, will fight poverty.
Ministry reports detail spending on holiday gifts, unusual supplies, employee perks; advocates hail increased transparency.
Peretz sole dissenting vote, calling it a plan born from political deals; Treasury promises significant increase to Health Ministry
By NIV ELIS,JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
The Finance Minister's comments came a day after his ministry rejected a tax, reportedly proposed by Netanyahu's office, on those who own multiple homes.
Opposition and coalition lawmakers charge that 73 days after Gaza operation began, the Finance Committee has not approved any transfers of funding to local authorities that were impacted by rockets.
Peretz says government plan would be disastrous for environment
Bill seeks to lop off the 18% value-added tax on new apartment purchases from eligible young couples; Lapid says debate on law has become "circus."
Finance minister to present a budget proposal to the cabinet Sunday.
Don’t trust anyone when it comes to protecting your insurance and pension rights
By SHLOMO MAITAL
Social bonds could link performance with funding and, ultimately, rebuild the public’s trust, eroded by years of waste and corruption.
To date, tens of thousands of consumers every year are unable to pay their water bill, a majority of which live under the poverty line.
By SHARON UDASIN,Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Despite a government mandate that all agencies will relocate to capital by 2015, two ministries say insufficient space has been provided.
Lapid announces new funds intended to resolve compensation issues of survivors who made aliya after October 1, 1953.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Protesters hold Erdan responsible for freeze on funding that would enable the implementation of IBA reforms.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid, Housing Minister Uri Ariel, and Transportation Ministry director-general Ettie Itzhak sign deal.
Post vacant since Stanley Fischer's departure in June; two candidates withdrew after separate alleged scandals.
Tax hikes possible, Tax Authority official says; tourism has been one of hardest-hit industries, losing an estimated $350 million.
The special NIS 15 billion economic development plan, will be devoted to education, transportation, road infrastructure, employment initiatives, housing, culture, sports and other areas.
By GILA GAMLIEL
After a lot of heavy negotiations, the budget has finally been approved by the government and passed on to the Knesset for final approval.
By DAN ILLOUZ
The first state budget to bear Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon’s byline is expected to amplify his claim to the mantel of social reformer.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Israel’s last elections proved how right David Ben-Gurion was when he said that, in Israel, whoever does not believe in miracles is not a realist.
By DANIEL DORON
Since the earliest days of the state, the IDF has been an agent of socialization.
By JONATHAN ROSENBLUM
“Israel’s national security cannot rely solely on the defense establishment" former IDF Deputy Chief of Staff.
By PAUL HIRSCHSON
In the final analysis, Flug has shown that she essentially subscribes to the groupthink of her counterparts abroad.
Dovik Lautman was a rare gem of a man – an industrialist, philanthropist, national activist, mentor, friend and great human being.
By ISABEL MAXWELL
Barriers still remain, whether these be explicit gender discrimination or more subtle forms of societal attitudes and norms.
The percentage of workers being paid less than the minimum wage ranges from 10 to 12 percent.
The appointment process for the Bank of Israel’s governor is just another issue that the public feels it has the right to influence.