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  • New minister launches uphill battle to rein in Israel’s housing costs

    June 11, 2015 | 9:03 am

    After huge success in slashing mobile phone rates, new Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon hopes to do the same with sky-high housing costs with reforms aimed at increasing supply and cooling demand by raising taxes on investment homes.

    The soaring cost of owning a home -- and...

  • Netanyahu to appoint Kahlon as Israel’s finance minister

    March 25, 2015 | 10:42 am

     Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said he will appoint Moshe Kahlon as the country’s finance minister.

    Kahlon, the founder and leader of the center-right Kulanu party, met with Netanyahu on Tuesday night, Haaretz reported. A day earlier, Kahlon had announced that his...

  • 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...

  • Who’s who? Main candidates in Israel’s election

    March 9, 2015 | 8:36 am

    Following is a list of the leading candidates in Israel's March 17 parliamentary election, their main policies and where they stand on participation in a governing coalition.

    Currently, polls show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and the center-left Zionist Union...

  • Israeli food aid groups talk of striking without needed gov’t funding

    May 31, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Nonprofit groups that feed the needy say they may decide to go on strike for a day or two if they don’t get up to $64 million in the upcoming budget.

    The groups told Israel’s welfare and social services minister, Moshe Kahlon, at a meeting this week that they could either close down...