Dismal budget economics don't give the prime minister much wiggle room.
It is the government's responsibility to set priorities, even when human lives are at stake.
Recommendation was rejected six months ago by Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz and PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
A Knesset committee has begun discussing a proposal to offer incentives and impose penalties to encourage Haredi men to complete their national service sooner rather than later.
Israel is now directly courting the world's biggest companies, but it doesn’t have to try so hard.
Finance Ministry calls for spending cuts of up to NIS 17 billion, emphasizes budgetary discipline in light of uncertain economic climate; opposition leader says cuts will further deepen economic inequality.
But first the right conditions need to be instated, including public transport and childcare services.
Fund being suggested as an alternative to culture ministry's book bill which includes a provision that would require that books not be discounted for the first 18 months after they are published.
Treasury's capital markets chief, Psagot CEO assert that bondholders are getting raw deal in transaction.
Eliahu's bid to control Migdal is slowed by failure to report taking NIS 74.3 million out country - and gambling with NIS 13.5 million of it.