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Political: November 3, 2011‎

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The Knesset Research and Information Center is calling to increase oversight of the defense budget. According to the report only changes over NIS 50 million (~ $14 million) require reporting before being made, while currently all budget changes are below NIS 50. The report further found that the involvement of the Treasury Budget Department in the defense budget is smaller than its involvement in the budgets of other ministries.

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Economy and Society: October 30, 2011

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A report published by the Knesset research and information center found that out of 2.75 billion Shekels accrued through the sale of public housing apartments between the years 1999-2010, only 1.54 billion Shekels have been transferred to the Ministry of Construction and Housing, for the purpose of finding housing solutions to those eligible for public housing.  1.08 billion Shekels were transferred to the Jewish Agency following an agreement signed between the Ministry of Finance and the Jewish Agency.  In 1999 the Government decided that all income from the sale of public housing would be allocated upon receipt to finding permanent or long-term housing solutions for those eligible for public housing.

 

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October 30th, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Economy and Society: October 12, 2011

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Israel National Labor Court accepted the State’s request, and issued an injunction against the hundreds of medical interns, who had resigned in protest of the agreement signed between the Ministry of Finance and the Medical Association. This is despite the interns’ personal letters of resignation, submitted over a month ago, according to the requirements of the Court.

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October 12th, 2011 at 6:00 am

Economy and Society: August 30, 2011

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Aviad Shai, who this week left his position as the advisor to the Minister of Finance, will be the personal assistant to Mrs. Zehavit Cohen, CEO of the VC Apax Partners, and Chairperson of Tenuvah, the biggest Israeli food corporation, after being exempted from the cooling-off period.

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August 30th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Economy and Society: August 16, 2011

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Tamar Golan, the attorney representing the Ministry of Finance in negotiations with the the Physician on strike, says that the right to strike must be restricted.

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August 16th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Economy and Society: 23 May, 2011

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The Tel Aviv District Court ruled that the price quoted in the tender issued by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health for the outsourcing of geriatric hospitalization services is a loss price, that not enable minimal respectable conditions for hospitalization.

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May 23rd, 2011 at 11:50 am

Closed Society: May 17, 2011

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The Accountant General of the Ministry of Finance, Shuki Oren, said that his office would hire workers based on the nature of their military service, thus harming the chances of employment of workers from the Arab sector.

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May 17th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Economy: 29 March, 2011

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Ministry of Finance Director of Wages, Ilan Levin, said that Government must consider to deny the right of employees to go on strike.

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March 29th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Economy: 2 March, 2011

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Five weeks after having reached an agreement with the Ministry of Finance, the union of workers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is considering renewing their strike. They say the Ministry of Finance has broken off contact with them and is not implementing the agreement that was reached.

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March 2nd, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Economy: 1 March, 2011

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A Finance Ministry representative said during a discussion of the Knesset Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs that the ministry plans to increase the rent paid by the elderly, the disabled and the Holocaust refugees, to about 10% of their income, compared to the 8% they currently pay. The rent is expected to rise by about 70 shekels for most of them. According to the assistant of Committee Chair MK Danny Danon (Likkud), the Ministry of Construction and Housing was prepared to cancel the raise, but the Ministry of Finance insisted on it.

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