moshe kahlon

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%

10/04/2020
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.

31/03/2020
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.'

01/03/2020
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.

27/02/2020
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."

20/02/2020
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.

13/02/2020
MK Nir Barkat: Israel can be top-ten economy within a decade

Former Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat is reportedly set to be appointed finance minister.

12/02/2020
Moshe Kahlon at a weekly cabinet meeting, December 23rd, 2018
Kahlon won't be questioned under caution

"Many appointments were made for wrong reasons, and this must be checked," the movement's head, attorney Eliad Shraga said.

04/02/2020
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