Finance Ministry

Israeli ministry dealing and overseeing all matters concerning country's economy

MK Miki Zohar, 2019.
Miki Zohar: Budget on hold due to political considerations

Finance Minister Israel Katz responded to Zohar's statement in a tweet, saying that his words do not represent the position of the Finance Ministry.

Israeli shekels
Finance Ministry deficit: NIS 14.9 billion compared to 1.9 last September

While civic ministries and offices reported a 21.6% increase in spending, Israeli security-related expenses decreased by 0.5%.

Yaakov Litzman at the weekly cabinet meeting, March 2020.
Litzman could be appointed to deputy Housing and Construction Minister

The new appointments come amid Litzman's desire to return to government following his recent resignation.

12/10/2020
Finance Ministry D-G Keren Turner-Eyal resigns

Exodus in the Finance Ministry continues.

Program to reduce infection rate to be implemented in all red cities

Health Ministry director-general said on Friday that preschoolers might be able to go back to school in two weeks • 78% of all Covid-19 patients in Israel have recovered

10/10/2020
Finance Ministry to present Netanyahu with benefit plan for unemployed

The new plan is to help workers placed on unpaid leave by offering them monthly benefits reaching thousands of shekels.

Israel Katz to present ‘Beating Heart’ plan to keep economy afloat

The plan calls on using 800 inspectors to ensure that places of work operate using a stricter model than the ‘Purple Badge.’

Finance Min. D-G warns corona cabinet: Steps you take will cost billions

The warning arrives on the heels of another relief plan, to the tune of NIS 10.5 billion, approved by the cabinet on Monday night.

Ministers to get 10% pay cut

The Monday vote is meant to start the new Jewish year with a message of “improving the national spirit,” yet it comes as bankruptcies surge, with 2,283 businesses closing in June.

Gov’t allocates additional sums to help locked businesses

The aid is meant to encourage employers, reeling from losses and uncertainty, to hold on to their workers with the government shouldering a portion of their wages.

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