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Summer of War: The Cost of the Conflict on Israel

30 Av 5774 – August 25, 2014
The nearly two-month-long conflict with Hamas that has taken an economic toll on Israel. The hardest-hit from the ongoing war are the businesses in the south of the country.

Israel Gears Up for Post-War Economic Challenge

15 Av 5774 – August 11, 2014
Israel will face a challenge getting the post-war economy back on track but the 'startup nation' is very resourceful.

Emergency Measures to Assist Residents of South

27 Tammuz 5774 – July 24, 2014
Finance, Economy ministries team up to support Israeli businesses struggling under weight of non-stop rocket fire.

Emergency Economy Ministry Hotline

12 Tammuz 5774 – July 10, 2014
Due to the security situation in southern Israel, the Economy Ministry has opened a hotline.

Israel to Vacate ‘All’ IDF Bases in Central Region

5 Sivan 5774 – June 3, 2014
The prime minister's office plans to finance defense by relocating central region IDF bases and selling the land.

Killing Cash

27 Iyyar 5774 – May 27, 2014
The Israeli government has hopes to put the kabash on cash transactions starting in fiscal 2015 budget.

Stanley Fischer Confirmed as US Fed’s No. 2

1 Iyyar 5774 – May 1, 2014
Former Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer has just been confirmed to become the Vice Chairman of the powerful Federal Reserve Board.

Intel’s Multi-Billion Dollar Upgrade to Kiryat Gat Plant

1 Iyyar 5774 – April 30, 2014
The Intel Corporation has announced a multi-billion dollar upgrade to its plant in Kiryat Gat.

Bennett Slashes Import Duties on Dairy Products

26 Adar I 5774 – February 26, 2014
Custom duties on imported butter, yogurt and other dairy products will be drastically slashed in a move by Economy Minister Naftali Bennett to increase...

Lapid Puts Cheeses under Price Control; Consumers Say ‘So What?’

28 Tevet 5774 – December 30, 2013
Finance Minister Yair Lapid called a press conference to announce great news for consumers – soft white cheese and whipped cream now will be...

Was Desperate Gaza Man, Ready to Sell His Daughter, Once My Boss?

14 Heshvan 5774 – October 18, 2013
Tens of thousands of Arabs worked in Gush Katif and Israel before the Intifada in the late ‘80s. Today, literally today, a Gaza man said he is so poor he is ready to sell his daughter. Can the West connect the dots?

Amazon Opens Cloud Center in Israel

11 Heshvan 5774 – October 15, 2013
Amazon amounted Tuesday it is opening a Tel Aviv office to support cloud service through Amazon Web Services in Europe, the Middle East and...

Gas to Pump $60 Billion into Economy in 20 Years, Says Lapid

Israel’s new offshore gas industry will generate $60 billion in revenues in Israel over the next 20 years, Finance Minister and Yesh Atid party...

Three Americans Win Nobel Awards in Economics

10 Heshvan 5774 – October 14, 2013
Non-Jews finally have taken home some Nobel awards, although not officially Nobel Prizes. After an almost embarrassingly large number of Jews  who won a vast...

Is Obama Listening? Israel’s Debt Shrinks by 30 Percent

5 Heshvan 5774 – October 8, 2013
The Israeli government’s deficit shrank by 30 percent, from $5.7 billion in the first nine months of 2013  to only $4 billion in the...

Israel Strikes More Oil in Area Discovered on Basis of Torah Verse

3 Heshvan 5774 – October 7, 2013
Moses made the right turn after all. In his song at the end of the Torah he spoke of ‘precious things of “Givat HaOlam.” The hidden meaning of “precious things” seems to be oil. Not olive oil, but black gold.

Buffett Buys Up Israeli Military-Aerospace Supplier

2 Heshvan 5774 – October 6, 2013
Warren Buffett has lived up to his love for Israel’s companies and his Berkshire Hathaway company has announced the acquisition of Lod-based Ray-Q Interconnect...

Legalizing Marijuana Would End Black Market, Says Israeli Study

29 Tishri 5774 – October 2, 2013
Israel, like Canada and many states in the US, has one big reason to legalize marijuana: Money. Canada launches legal medical marijuana. Colorado and Washington have legalized it. Is Israel next?

Israel Declares War on Cash to Help Get Rid of Tax Evasion

14 Tishri 5774 – September 17, 2013
A new Israeli government committee has 90 days to present to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ideas on how to implement a more cashless society,...

Easing of Fears of Attack in Syria Sinks Shekel-Dollar Rate

8 Tishri 5774 – September 11, 2013
The shekel-dollar rate sank to a two-year low Wednesday, reaching to as low as under 3.56 shekels to the dollar, after President Barack Obama...

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