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Authorities seek to exempt US embassy preparations from red tape procedures

Israeli construction authorities said they have recommended that the US embassy transfer be exempted from the required 3-year permit procedures that endangered its timely...

Israel to close 7 diplomatic missions over 3 years starting in 2019

As part of the Israeli government’s 2019 budget, the Foreign Affairs Ministry will need to shut down seven diplomatic missions. Israel’s missions in Belarus,...

Finance Ministry opposes Lieberman’s bill to change IDF discharge grant policy

The Finance Ministry is opposing a bill to allow discharged IDF soldiers free use of their 'deposit' money, which they can currently only use...

Israeli Finance, Defense Ministers met to discuss higher defense budget

Today, the Israeli Defense and Finance Minister met to discuss the possibility of increasing the defense budget by 4.8 billion shekels for the next...

Lieberman: Increased defense budget necessary due to ‘substantial changes’ in Middle East

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman requested that Finance Minister Moshe Kahon increase the defense budget by several billion shekels. Lieberman warns of the growing...

Israeli high school teachers to strike on Sunday

In light of ongoing dispute with the Finance Ministry regarding salaries of Israeli high school teachers, the Teacher’ Association has declared a strike in...

Faced with hunger strike, Netanyahu agrees to allocate funding towards West Bank infrastructure

Bereaved families from the West Bank who launched a hunger strike until Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approves funding for new bypass roads and...

Israeli Finance Minister meets Palestinian PM to discuss economic steps

As a result of pressure from US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon met with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah...

Ministerial committee approves new educational initiatives for Ethiopian Israelis

An Israeli ministerial committee charged with promoting the integration of Ethiopian immigrants into Israeli society approved today (Wednesday) a number of new education initiatives...

LGBT groups in Jerusalem claim promised funds from Finance Ministry never arrived

Despite the Israeli Finance Ministry’s promise to provide the LGBT groups with funds through the state, the Jerusalem LGBT groups have not received the...