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  • Mobile phone reformer is front-runner for Israel finance minister

    March 18, 2015 | 9:42 am

    "Kahlon for finance minister" as a campaign slogan will likely turn into reality for Moshe Kahlon after a strong showing for his upstart Kulanu party in the Israeli election won by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    On Sunday, Netanyahu offered the finance post to Kahlon -- who...

  • Yair Lapid named as Israeli finance minister

    March 15, 2013 | 7:01 am

    A former TV anchor whose upstart political party was the biggest surprise in Israel's January election was named finance minister on Friday as a coalition deal was signed, his spokesman said.

    Yair Lapid's centrist Yesh Atid party, which champions bread-and-butter issues of the...

  • Tens of millions of hackers target Israel government Web sites

    November 18, 2012 | 9:24 am

    More than 44 million hacking attempts have been made on Israeli government web sites since Wednesday when Israel began its Gaza air strikes, the government said on Sunday.

    Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said just one hacking attempt was successful on a site he did not want to...

  • Support for Ariel school as university comes before vote

    July 16, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Israel’s Education Minister expressed public support for turning the university center at Ariel into a full university, and the Finance Ministry announced extra funding in advance of a committee vote on the issue.

    Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz announced Sunday that his ministry...

  • Israeli minister brushes off reports of his ouster

    July 25, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Israel’s finance minister, Yuval Steinitz, denied that there was any plan to oust him.

    With cost-of-living and wage protests escalating in Israel, some commentators have said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was thinking of replacing Steinitz. But Steinitz, a longtime...