Finance Ministry shocks insurance industry by changingin pensions for all Israelis invested in retirement insurance policies.
Netanyahu gets credit for rescuing the Israeli economy from the worst crisis in the country's history, and now he stands to take the rap for this decade's recession.
The committee, headed by David Zaken, supervisor of banks at the Bank of Israel, will only advocate limited access to credit data due to privacy concerns raised by the Justice Ministry.
While the nation calls for the ultra-Orthodox to shoulder some of society's burdens, the PM is sacrificing the nation's future on the altar of his personal ambition.
Treasury estimates 40% of new taxes would be paid by bottom earners.
While Israelis complain that Arabs can't expect rights without obligations, many Israeli Arabs feel wronged by the state and say rights should come first.
Despite opposition from the top, they are turning out in larger numbers for national service programs.
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.