moshe kahlon

Israel returning money to PA deducted to stop terrorists’ salaries

PA paid NIS 517.4m. on these salaries in 2019, some NIS 15m. more than previous year

gen CEO (left) Sagi Balasha and chairman Ofir Ozeri

Ogen appeals to provide state-backed loans to struggling businesses

Enabling Jerusalem-based Ogen to grant government-backed loans will enable financial assistance characterized by a higher level of risk than the traditional banking system is willing to accept.


How can Israel flatten its unemployment curve?

Employees at dozens of branches of the Israeli Employment Service have churned their way through over 900,000 new applications since the start of March, as the unemployment rate has exceeded 25%


Government rolls out unprecedented NIS 80b. financial aid package

The Israeli Employment Service said that a total of 20,413 new applicants registered for unemployment benefits on Sunday night and Monday, bringing the total number of claimants to over 962,500.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech at his Jerusalem office,

Netanyahu says public should celebrate Passover, Easter, Ramadan alone

Government approved new set of restrictions * Another Israeli succumbs to COVID-19 * Despite suspicion, Netanyahu tests negative for coronavirus

Coronavirus quarantine ward at Sheba Hospital in Ramat Gan

Kahlon: Israel coordinating with PA to contain coronavirus outbreak

'We are in contact with [the Palestinian Authority] because the virus has no borders, and doesn't know to distinguish between ethnic groups, religions or nations.'


Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon signs order removing duties on imported butter

Domestic butter has been a rare sight on Israeli supermarket shelves since early 2019, with local producers protesting reduced profits due to government-set prices and high duties on imported goods.

Foreman wearing a face mask works as a cargo ship docks at a container terminal of Qingdao port

Israeli businesses request government aid to counter coronavirus impact

"As the time required to eradicate the virus grows longer, the economic impact grows exponentially."


Netanyahu: Nir Barkat will be next finance minister

Likud polls have shown that appointing Barkat as finance minister would help the party attract soft-right voters from Blue and White.

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