09.28.2016 | 25 Elul, 5776
Palestinians left wondering as Saudi paper takes Netanyahu’s side
General Zachai in Hebron shooter trial: Azaria’s cool-headedness proves no murderous intent
'Netanyahu’s government will fall if settler homes are destroyed'
Saudi paper calls for Abbas to accept invitation to address Knesset
Shimon Peres: A life in pictures
Son of Shimon Peres mourns his legendary father's passing
Analysis: Shimon Peres - larger than life
World leaders to arrive in Israel for Friday funeral of Shimon Peres
Editor's Notes: Peres pushed the nation forward
Netanyahu mourns loss of Peres as Israel bids farewell to a founding father
Footprints in the sand
The Aprons get out of the kitchen
Ophirs handed out awards, too
Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ triumphant return to New York City
Jerusalem, Mac TA to liven up Cup quarters
Bleeding blue-and-white, baseball style
Israel defeats Great Britain, advances to World Baseball Classic
Maccabi TA thrashed by CSKA in Moscow; Jerusalem beaten by Red Star Belgrade
Agritech investor: Opportunities abound with Israeli entrepreneurs
Hospital officials: More funds needed for healthier food
Asian companies ‘accelerate’ to Israel at annual innovation fest
Tech Talk: Intel gets smart with ‘learning building’
'Israeli hospitals need increased funding to provide healthful meals'
Israeli researchers uncover unique evolutionary signature in autism genes
Move to end inequality in hospital employment
Global agtech investors find 'rich pipeline of opportunities' in Israel
Israel to supply gas to Jordan in $10 billion deal
Israeli pathfinder in plant-based biopesticide industry earns posthumous award
Israeli solar tech could make clean water a global reality
My Friend, President Shimon Peres
Covering up Jewishness with duct tape
Dennis Ross reflects on Peres, the strategic thinker
JPost Editorial: The Israeli Diaspora
Support for writer’s assassin triggers alarm in Jordan
Majority of Palestinians oppose suspension of elections
Egyptian official slams Abbas, calling him 'unintelligent' in leaked recording
Iran's supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad not to run again for president
Rouhani: Zionists pressuring US to violate Iran nuclear deal
Obama threatens to veto two Iran-related bills
Iran threatens to 'turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust' if Israel missteps
Iran's new warship warns: 'US should go to Bay of Pigs, Persian Gulf is our house'
Did ISIS use chemical weapons in rocket strike near US troops in Iraq?
Report: ISIS shoots down Syrian warplane allegedly killing pilot
France's 'first all-female ISIS cell' allegedly sought to strike Eiffel Tower
ISIS ploting to massacre Christians in Belgian shopping mall
US Jewish groups mourn Shimon Peres, laud his contribution to Israel
Marking 75 years since the infamous Babi Yar massacre
UK's Liberal Democrats suspend former MP for alleged antisemitic tweets
Jewish officials briefed on terror threats ahead of High Holy Days
New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind
A first: Cukierman takes GoforIsrael investment conference to China
Who won the first Trump-Clinton presidential debate?
Comment: For Israel at Hofstra it was Passover
Good times come as Israel omitted from the US debate
Ignoring Israel: Why Clinton and Trump sparred on foreign policy, but didn’t mention Mideast ally
London's Muslim mayor backs Clinton for US president
When politicians get sick: Is Hillary Clinton's health like Ariel Sharon's?
Debilitating image of Clinton jolts US presidential race
Livni: Clinton health hysteria would not be the same if she were a man
Palestinians: Donald Trump shows 'disregard for international law'
Trump campaign: Clinton should be disqualified for event hosting Palestinian teacher
Pride and affirmative prejudice: Donald Trump and the Jews
Trump proposes disarming Clinton bodyguards: 'Let's see what happens to her'
Sailing adventures along the Baltic Sea
Swiss judge: Muslim students must shake female teachers' hands or face fine
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of Sptember 23, 2016
Metro Grapevine: Holiday Giving
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Who said it? Yair Lapid or the Ikea catalog?
Take our Quiz: What should Netanyahu's UN gimmick be this year?
5 reasons why Brangelina's divorce is Jewish related
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Coupling Trump and Netanyahu
Money to spend
Back out of the bottle
A never-ending struggle
From Tex-Mex to Rugelach: Four great new cookbooks
Book Review: The Iran Wars
Hot off the Arab press
Quiche, the ultimate comfort food
Corridors of Power in Jerusalem: Separate and not equal
This week in Jerusalem
A tribute to Barry Chamish
All Jerusalem’s a stage
A love letter to Italy
Hate into hope, ugliness into color
Jazz: The big picture
Getting to know Ian Lawrence
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The Pope receives Jewish world leaders ahead of Rosh Hashana
After WWI, Christian Zionists sought a political expression in the world
IFCJ provides more than NIS 6m. in aid for Rosh Hashana
Latam Countries Celebrate Independence with KKL-JNF
Korea-Israel Friendship Forest Dedicated in Jerusalem Mountains
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Israeli and Aussie Youth Clean up the Kinneret Shores Together
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Still Looking for Israel at Harvard
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
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.
Australasia and Europe might have higher budgets for public research and development, according to Kukutai, but Israel simply has “more entrepreneurs” in the agricultural technology sector.
By SHARON UDASIN
Amidst all the hubbub of schmoozing and networking, two major Asian companies announced the launch of accelerators in Israel.
Sefer Torah Just in time for Rosh Hashana, the Schmelzer family, owners of the Shlomo Group, dedicated a new Torah scroll in memory of the patron of the family, Shlomo Schmelzer.
By MICHAL GALANTI
Critical to the NIS 260m. program approved on Thursday night is the reduction of air pollution from 80,000 aging diesel cars on the road, the ministry said.
The draft budget proposes that the justice minister consult with the heads of the Tax Authority (TA) and National Insurance Institute (NII) and amend the registration legislation.
The bill would put a series of regulations in place for executives making over NIS 3.5 million a year.
According to the report, Israel’s hi-tech sector grew at a rate of 9 percent a year.
Though Venture Capital investment has reached its pre-dot-com-bust levels, Israel's high-tech sector faces a shortage of skilled labor.
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 JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
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 Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Finance Minister stresses haredi community must contribute to national security, receive professional training and go into the job market.
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
It all goes on perks for civil servants, whose average pay is twice that of private-sector workers.
By EVELYN GORDON
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.
The Economic Arrangements Bill is passed in tandem with each budget and outlines the basic economic policies that are meant to accompany it.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the unanimously-approved budget, calling it "an important budget with foundations for competition, reforms and growth."
2017-2018 budget cuts ministry budgets while supporting income and corporate tax cuts.
The Knesset Finance Committee raised the alarm that a clause, though intended to prevent runaway deficits, would concentrate power in the Finance Ministry.
Source says delay due to coalition shakeup; Jabareen: Experience shows that promises have never been met
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Finance minister: I hope the Labor Party will join us
By GIL HOFFMAN
The stipend paid by the company to survivors from this fund is NIS 2,700 every quarter.
By JEREMY SHARON
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 Stern Stern HOFFMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
MKs authorize VAT cut from 18 to 17%.
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.
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.
Benjamin Netanyahu and his treasurer Moshe Kahlon are tinkering with a populism they might prove unable to afford.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
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.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Lapid announces new funds intended to resolve compensation issues of survivors who made aliya after October 1, 1953.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Tax hikes possible, Tax Authority official says; tourism has been one of hardest-hit industries, losing an estimated $350 million.
If Kahlon insists on increasing the budget deficit he should use the extra money to invest in the future of Israel’s economy, whose success depends on improving productivity.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The reform is expected to help the weakest workers who do not have the backing of unions or of huge organizations that have tremendous bargaining power vis-a-vis the large pension providers
My answer was that the Labor Party has no patriotic duty to commit both physical and ideological suicide in order to save Netanyahu and what he stands for.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
The populist locomotive must be stopped in its tracks.
Construction is one of the few fields in which relatively uneducated workers can hope to earn high salaries.
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.
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