The Ministry of Industry and Trade seems to be at odds with itself over price tags on consumer products.
In exchange, businessman Shai Agassi will give hundreds of millions of shekels in grants.
The Bank of Israel shocked foreign currency markets into an about-face, moments after it announced it would be increasing its daily dollar purchases to $100 million a day, up from $25 million.
Raanan Dinur, the director general of the prime minister's office, seems unfazed by the crises shaking world markets.
The Dassault family is close to Cukierman's father, who is considered one of the leaders of the French Jewish community.
But Bank of Israel governor voices confidence that economy will contend well with crises in coming years.