Ministry of Finance

Israel-Gaza War, Simchat Torah Massacre
Half a year later: Government to establish committee to examine aid to October 7 victims

Finance Minister Betzalel Smotrich announced the founding of a public committee to examine the aid for victims of October 7: "It is the state's obligation to see to the security of its citizens."

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 08.04.24

The 2024 State Budget

Prepare Your Wallet: The Treasury's New Decrees for 2024

Additional taxation on fuel and natural gas, which will also impact electricity prices, increased taxation on tobacco products and cigarettes, and a substantial cut in the medication basket - All are part of the Treasury's efforts to cope with the costs of the war.

Yehuda Klein, JFeed Staff | 10.01.24

Grants Approved

Grant Program for Reservists Approved | All the Details

The government has approved the first portion of an economic assistance program for reservists, which will include a grant of up to NIS 3,900 per soldier's with families.

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 07.01.24

Fuel Prices Increase

Hurry Up to Refuel: Tonight at Midnight Fuel Prices will Jump

The directive that reduces the excise tax will expire tonight and as a result, starting at midnight, the price of fuel is expected to increase by about 28 agorot per liter. Therefore, self-service 95 octane gasoline will be 7.2 NIS per liter.

| JFeed Staff | 31.12.23

Israel-Gaza War, Civilian Evacuees

Smotrich: "We will encourage a return to routine through sensitivity and dialogue"

Finance Minister Betzalel Smotrich conducted a discussion on the Gaza Perimeter settlements today, especially those near the border fence.

JFeed Staff | 03.12.23

Israel-Gaza War, Civilian Evacuees, JNF

Healing Through Nature: JNF Takes Civilian Evacuees on Hikes to Ease Trauma

As part of its efforts to help rebuild and maintain communities disrupted by the massacre and the war, the JNF is organizing nature tours for hundreds of displaced citizens.

Avi Woolf | 15.11.23

The Treasury Denies

The Treasury denies that the state intends to borrow from the Bank of Israel

The Accountant General of the Ministry of Finance announced that, contrary to various publications, the State of Israel has not requested and will not request a loan from the Bank of Israel, according to him "the state's financing capabilities allow the government to fully finance all its needs"

JFeed | 13.11.23


Smotrich: "The only mandate of the government, the destruction of Hamas"

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich referred to the fighting: "Not containment, but the destruction of Hamas." In the economic aspect, the residents of the Gaza Strip envelope will receive grants and the self-employed will be given concessions. The families of the abducted and missing will be recognized as families of victims of hostilities.

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 23.10.23

An Agreement Was Reached

An agreement was reached: The teachers' organization canceled the sanctions

The Ministry of Finance reached an interim agreement with the teachers' organization according to which an advance of 2,400 NIS  will be given and the vacation schedule will change when a 'bridge' is held between Yom Kippur and Sukkot

JFeed | 12.09.23

The Legal Reform

Smotrich appealed to the President of the Supreme Court; The crowd booed

During the right-wing demonstration in Jerusalem, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich addressed the President of the Supreme Court: "To invalidate a Basic Law is an excess of authority and something that will harm Israeli democracy."

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 07.09.23

Head of the Tax Authority

Smotrich decided: this is the new head of the Tax Authority

Minister of Finance Bezalel Smotrich has announced his decision to appoint Shai Aharonovitch as the head of the Tax Authority, and his appointment will be presented for government approval next week

JFeed | 03.09.23

The Price of Olive Oil

Cost of living: The Ministry of Finance is working to lower the price of olive oil

Just before the High Holidays, the Ministry of Finance has announced to the public its plans for a significant reduction in customs duties on olive oil. The reduction in customs duties is expected to lead to price reductions by creating an incentive for imports to compete with local production and exports

JFeed | 31.08.23

Special Discussion Following Moody's Report

After Moody's report, the Ministry of Finance held a special discussion

Minister of Finance, Bezalel Smotrich, held a special discussion with the management of the Ministry of Finance regarding the implications and consequences of Moody's international rating agency report. In the statement, it was mentioned that "the Ministry of Finance takes this matter seriously"

JFeed | 27.07.23