19 stories about Budget
ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו ושר האוצר בצלאל סמוטריץ

OECD report: lowers Israeli growth forecast, warns government to 're-prioritize' budget

30.11.23|Adrian Filut
The OECD’s Global Economic Outlook report has cut its growth forecast for Israel in 2024 by more than half, and sent a sharp message to the government about using the budget to fund the ultra-Orthodox sector and coalition interests.
בנימין נתניהו בצלאל סמוטריץ' אוגוסט 23

Government adds NIS 1 billion to fund yeshivot, amid war with Gaza

27.11.23|Golan Fridenfeld
Among other things, the government believes that now is the right time to spend NIS 2.9 million on counseling on the subject of family purity and a similar amount on the Tomb of the Patriarchs.
ועידת פריז 2018 דוקטור עמי אפלבאום

Israel launches national AI program, but lack of budget threatens its implementation

22.12.20|Meir Orbach
The five-year national program has a NIS 5 billion budget, but political turmoil and the lack of a state budget are holding it back
משמאל: ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו וראש הממשלה החליפי בני גנץ

Israel faces threat of yet another round of elections over budget disputes

Rating agencies have cautioned that further budget delays would raise concerns about Israel’s ability to implement prudent fiscal policies and could affect credit ratings
מימין שר האוצר ישראל כץ וראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו מסיירים במפעל גילרו בבית שמש

Finance ministry promises 2021 budget in December amid executive brain drain

Israel's economy has been hit hard from the Covid-19 outbreak and is expected to contract in 2020 for the first time in nearly two decades
אהרון אהרון מנכ"ל רשות החדשנות 17.4.19

Israel Innovation Authority receives a $114 million budget boost

19.08.20|Meir Orbach
Government’s tech investment arm says fast track grants to struggling startups have proven most effective in helping early-stage tech companies survive the Covid-19 crisis
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FamilyBiz wants to be the ‘Spotify’ of financial tools

11.08.20|James Spiro
Through its shared app, families can manage their finances and set budgets during difficult periods
נגיף קורונה חברות תעופה חיטוי טיסות

Coronavirus Could Empty the Coffers of the Israeli Health System

25.02.20|Adrian Filut
The Israeli Ministry of Health has already been given $16.34 million for virus-related preparations, but that money is coming out of its budget for the rest of 2020
ד"ר קארן ורטפטוב

Diminished Growth Could Hurt Israel’s Credit Rating, Says S&P Global Executive

24.02.20|Adrian Filut
Karen Vartapetov warns that a lengthy political crisis could have a negative impact, especially on the business sector, but is less worried about the long-term strength of Israel’s economy and its budget deficit
אהרון אהרון מנכ"ל רשות החדשנות 17.4.19

Israeli Government Tech Investment Arm to Halt New Grants in 2020

29.01.20|Meir Orbach
The Israel Innovation Authority will not approve funding to new projects in the first quarter of 2020; Israel's political limbo has postponed the approval of the government budget, affecting most government agencies
מוסף שבועי 28.11.19 דוד קליין

Stanley Fischer Got the Bank of Israel Addicted to Dollars, Says Former Bank Gov

01.12.19|Diana Bahur-Nir and Adrian Filut
David Klein, who served as the bank’s governor in 2000-2005, has plenty to say about the bank’s interference with the foreign currency exchange market, about its immense foreign currency reserves, and about the decision to keep the interest rate low
אהרון אהרון מנכ"ל רשות החדשנות 17.4.19

Following Payment Delays by Israel Innovation Authority, Startups Start Layoffs

27.11.19|Meir Orbach
Israel's political limbo is delaying the approval of the government budget, meaning the government's tech investment arm is almost $60 million short in promised grants
חולים במסדרון בית החולים ברזילי אשקלות מערכת הבריאות מצוקת אשפוז בתי חולים

Israel Excels in Health, No Thanks to Government Spending, Report Says

10.11.19|Adrian Filut
The OECD’s most recent health report finds that Israel’s health expenditure is some of the lowest among the countries surveyed
אהרון אהרון מנכ"ל רשות החדשנות 17.4.19

Israel Innovation Authority is Delaying NIS 100 Million-Worth of Grant Payments

04.11.19|Meir Orbach
Israel’s prized tech industry is the latest to be affected by the country’s political limbo, with unapproved government budget halting payments to startups
ועידה כלכלית לאומית 2019 שאול מרידור ראש אגף תקציבים באוצר

Israel Mulling Taxing Sugary Drinks, Disposable Tableware, Says Finance Ministry Official

02.09.19|Lior Gutman
Shaul Meridor, head of the budget department at Israel’s Ministry of Finance, spoke Monday at Calcalist and Bank Leumi's National Economic Conference in Tel Aviv
הרשות הפלסטינית שטחים התנחלות בנייה בשטחים

Report: Israel Spends More on West Bank Settlers Than Any Other Group

19.08.19|Shahar Ilan
A report published by Adva Center, a Tel Aviv-based non-partisan Israeli policy analysis center, reveals that in 2017, the state spent $1,000 per-capita on non-Haredi settlers compared with $890 on residents of Arab towns and $600 on Haredi settlers
חדר מיון בית חולים וולפסון

Israel Spent More on Health in 2018, Still Below OECD Average

19.08.19|Lilach Baumer
Last year, Israel spent 7.6% of its GDP on health, a 4.3% increase from 2017. The OECD average was 8.8% that same year
מימין ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו ו נטע ברזילי זמרת זוכת אירוויזיון 2018

Update: Deal Reached Between Israeli Government and National Broadcaster Kan Over Eurovision Budget

15.08.18|Omri Milman and Tofi Stoler
Following prolonged negotiations, the Israeli Finance Ministry has agreed to reimburse the 12 million euros in securities Kan was required to submit by Tuesday, if the contest is canceled for any reason that is out of Kan’s hands
נטע ברזילי בביצוע הגמר של אירוויזיון 2018 3

National Broadcaster to Netanyahu: Send Money, or Pass On Opportunity to Host Eurovision Contest

13.08.18|Yoav Stoler
In a letter sent to Netanyahu on Sunday, the broadcaster warned it will not provide the securities required to hold the song contest in Israel, should the government fail to secure the full budget required for the event