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1.74 million tourist entries were recorded in January-June 2017, an increase of 26% over the same period in 2016 (1.38 million), and 24% more than in 2015.
The figures, based on 2015 data, show a negative immigration of 7,800 residents – 18,100 left, but only 10,300 started a new life in the eternal city.
Meanwhile, the proportion of students attending ultra-Orthodox schools has increased by about 300% since 1992.
The financial front in Israel is generally looking good, and the Bank of Israel wants to keep it that way, so no changes in January.
Unemployment in Israel rose to 4.9% in September, compared with 4.6% in August.
The Imports of goods and services decreased by 3.5% from the previous quarter to $20 billion. The Exports of goods and services remained at a level similar to that of the previous quarter, totaling $22.5 billion.
A number of Israeli papers regurgitated a biased AP article on settlement growth, but they should have read it more carefully before hitting publish.
The same data shows a 19 percent drop in housing starts in the Tel Aviv area.