01.20.2017 | 22 Tevet, 5777
Israeli security forces predict uptick in tensions as Trump inauguration looms near
Training for the next missile attack or earthquake to hit Israel
Erdan calls to probe Arab MKs after policeman’s death
Beduin allege police frame-up in teacher’s death
W.Bank mayor attempts to push annexation bill ahead of Trump inauguration
Shaked assesses bill to protect prime ministers from standing trial
Trump to son-in-law Kushner: 'If you can't produce peace in the Mideast, nobody can'
Poll: Erdan top PM pick in Likud, Lapid most popular overall
State still has no solution for Amona families
Life stipend for Armon Hanatziv terrorist’s family
Jazz: Back to bassics
Top 10 things to do
Art: From the mysterious to the macabre
Beersheba firmly in control heading into Petah Tikva duel
Another humbling setback for Mac Tel Aviv
Yellow-and-blue braces for visit from Red Star Belgrade
J’lem brought to grinding halt in St. Petersburg
Leonardo DiCaprio showcases Israeli solar thermal plant on Instagram
Tech Talk: Israeli technology strong in TV industry
New device enables disabled people to summon their electric wheelchair
Weizmann Institute scientists ‘overhear’ viruses ‘conspiring’ to coordinate infections
Do Israeli coffee machines contain lead?
Ministry D-G: Country’s health system is starving
The West Bank has become Israel's garbage can
Greek energy developer: We are here to open the Israeli gas market
Drilling firm to pursue water, gas, oil projects
Hydroponic farm for refugees, foreign workers launches on Tel Aviv rooftop
Editor's Notes: The Gaza expert
Column One: Netanyahu's shameless opponents
Remembering Ari Rath
Middle America speaks, but the Coasters don’t hear
The globalist: Barack Obama’s legacy in the Middle East
Blazing Tehran building collapses; 75 hurt, deaths feared
Outgoing US envoy says UN needs to 'push' Iran on arms embargo
Iranian duo's move to Bulgaria makes history in women's volleyball
Watch Live: Zarif discusses Iran's future foreign policy
House bill would target Iran's airline and test its nuclear deal
Rouhani: Trump's talk 'propaganda,' he can't cancel Iran nuclear deal
Report: Istanbul nightclub attacker says he was directed by ISIS
Families of Americans killed in ISIS attacks suing Twitter
8 Egyptian police killed in north Sinai attack
ISIS claims responsibility for Istanbul club attack
Yolocaust: What happens when you do yoga on top of a Holocaust memorial?
Jewish groups mobilize for march on Washington
An insider’s view: Eight years watching the first Jewish US president
ADL urges US Jewish institutions to be alert following bomb threats
Israel secures top-10 ranking in 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index
Israeli device to prevent GPS disruptions hits the market
Ramat Gan start-up wows elderly with robot helper
Thousands protest in New York on eve of Trump inauguration
American-Israelis to rally in Tel Aviv in solidarity with DC Women’s March
LGBTQ activists stage dance protest outside Mike Pence's DC home
Watch: Invoking Netanyahu and Putin, Indian right-wing group hails Trump
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
This week in 60 seconds: Attack or accident?
Metro Grapevine: Top tips
Parashat Shmot: Yes you can!
Ask the Rabbi: May Jews serve in foreign armies?
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
Destination:Unknown, TEDx most recent event will be held in Tel Aviv
Palestinian flag-waving fan arrested after accosting models Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner
Jewish comedian Chelsea Handler blames Kardashians for Trump election
Has actress Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam?
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
It’s time for wide
recognition of Palestine
Gotta have faith
Hemmed in from all sides
The challenges ahead
Art: Seeing between the lines
A voice from the past
Palmah vs Gandhi
to the limit
– and beyond
Employment population ratios
a survivor’s soul
Grapevine: Like clockwork
City Notes: TEDx takes Tel Aviv
Road to recovery – with the Stroke Club
A night for women – and men
Swings and roundabout jazz
לַעֲבוֹר אֶת הַקִיר
מַעַרְכוֹת בְּטִיחוּת אַקְטִיבִיוֹת
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Christians flock to Jordan River baptism site despite landmines
A poor, Catholic farmer's religious duty
The Roman Catholic Dutchwoman who hid Anne Frank and family
Accessible Garden and Pathways Inaugurated at ILAN Haifa
Russian-Speaking Journalist Deputation Visits Israel
Sierra Leone President Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Celebrating 115 Years
We will win but how long will it take? Including Bibi's Building Bluff
Is a Jewish safe haven possible in the Diaspora; is America the “exception”?
Potentially Misleading Statistics on Global Terrorism
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.
"Prime minister is very focused on growth, getting companies to register intellectual property here."
By MICHAEL ZEFF
According to property tax law, the state will compensate citizens for direct and indirect property damages caused by hostile acts, war or terrorism, whether or not a citizen is privately insured.
The bill is expected to allow real competition in the retail credit card market in Israel by giving non-bank actors the possibility issue credit cards and clear payments.
Any investor in emerging markets is ‘getting exposure to stocks in hostile countries,’ Steven Schoenfeld, founder of BlueStar Indexes, tells ‘Post’
This would be the company’s second multimillion-dollar fund in less than two years.
According to law, the State has to compensate citizens for direct and indirect property damages caused as a result of acts of hostility, war or terror, whether or not a citizen is privately insured.
When it comes to the defense industry, India is also the largest importer of defense equipment, which is a most important market for Israel today.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
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
Kahlon surpasses last election polls that put him at 8 seats; Although likely to snag Finance portfolio, could also demand Construction Ministry.
Kahlon: We cut taxes but added funds to social ministries
By LAHAV HARKOV,MICHAEL ZEFF
The strike ended after only 10 hours with a Finance Ministry’s announcement that was later confirmed by the FLAI.
By MICHAEL ZEFF,LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
Focused on getting the Israeli banks to cut ties with the Palestinian banks, Shurat Hadin asked the High Court to order Kahlon to stand down from defending the Israeli banks from future liability.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Dankner ran a business universe for around a decade, far longer than Olmert was prime minister.
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
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