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Israeli Ministry of Finance
Israel’s industrial sector to receive $323 million in government assistance
August 11, 2020
The aid plan, a joint effort of the Treasury, the Economy and Industry Ministry and the Israel Manufacturers Association, gives priority to employers that retained workers despite a drop in revenue.
Netanyahu calls for $960 million supplement to defense budget
July 23, 2020
The funds are needed to finance ongoing activities for the Israel Defense Forces that cannot be delayed, says the Israeli premier.
Nurses in Israel end their nationwide strike
July 21, 2020
The National Association of Nurses agreed to resume work after being promised funding for 2,000 additional staff at hospitals, HMOs and family health centers.
Israel’s coronavirus committee, Cabinet spar over COVID-19 restrictions
Yehuda Shlezinger and Gideon Allon
July 20, 2020
Committee urges the government not to close beaches, restaurants, gyms • Deputy Health Minister: Proposed restrictions were designed to prevent full shutdown.
Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security
July 14, 2020
Shortening mandatory army service is a danger to Israel
In a region where unexpected is to be expected, great caution is needed regarding the IDF’s personnel policies.
With unemployment surging, protests in Tel Aviv by small-business owners turns violent
July 12, 2020
Some 10,000 protesters gather in central part of city • Three officers lightly wounded and 12 protesters arrested • Protest organizers: Israeli government and its leader responsible for the failure in implementing aid programs.
Israel approves coronavirus financial-aid package for small-business owners
July 12, 2020
“This support, this grant, is not dependent on legislation, and we have instructed that it be put into effect today,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel to guarantee continuation, addition of internal flights to Eilat
July 8, 2020
Israir warned that without government help, the airline would halt its five daily flights between Tel Aviv and the southern resort town.
Israel announces extension of unemployment benefits
June 29, 2020
The prime minister said payments would be made through mid-August to “revive the economy” hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.
Israeli Treasury, teachers’ unions at odds over extended school year
June 16, 2020
Education minister threatens to sue after the unions balk at the extension of the 2019-20 school year due to the two-month COVID-19 lockdown.
New measures aim to ‘propel’ Israeli economy, ‘get the wheels moving’
June 8, 2020
Israel announces permanent cuts in customs duties and purchase tax, as well as an extension of unemployment benefits, to spur growth in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns.
‘We sacrificed the economy on the altar of public health’
May 17, 2020
Israel’s outgoing Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon sits down to discuss the ups and downs of his time at the Treasury, and especially the economic aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, which has left more than a million Israelis out of work.