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More Than Half of Israelis are Overweight, Says OECD Report

Smoking rates have fallen, although that is also still an issue: approximately one in five adults still smokes daily.

Research Group: Israeli Education Near Bottom of Developed World

The quality of Israel’s education has improved over past two decades, and yet Israel is near the bottom of the developed world, its 8th graders get correct answers on only half their math questions, Israel’s weakest students are also the weakest in the developed world, and Israel’s top students rank only in the bottom third of the developed world.

Israel Tax Authority: FATCA Working Both Ways, US Accounts Belonging to Israelis Reviewed

Israel received data on more than 35,000 Israeli-held accounts in US financial institutions.

OECD Global Education Industry Summit Kicks Off in Jerusalem

For the first time ever, Israel is hosting the OECD Global Education Industry Summit.

Europeans Turn to Israel to Spur Lagging Economies

About 60 ministers of education from a range of OECD countries gathered Sunday in Jerusalem for a three-day program to explore Israel’s culture of entrepreneurship.

Consumer Confidence in Israel at -15%, on Upward Trend Since October 2015

Israel's consumer confidence is among the lowest in OECD countries, but in most of these countries, other than in Sweden, Denmark and Finland, consumer confidence has been negative.

Annals of Obesity: Israeli Kids Drink More Soda than Americans, Arabs More than Jews...

In Israel every fifth first grader (20%) is overweight, and by the seventh grade 30% — one in three children — are overweight.

Israel’s Material Well-Being and National Wealth Stats Up Across the Board

Israeli Jews were more satisfied than Israeli Arabs — 60% vs. 48% respectively.

Israeli Death Rates from Most Cancers, Heart Disease, Among Lowest in OECD

Of all the external causes of death, the biggest gender gap was in incidents of suicides, traffic accidents and murder.

Israel GDP Expected to Grow More than US’s in Next 50 Years

Israel’s gross domestic product is expected to grow at a much higher annual rate than the United States for the next 48 years, according to a report by the OECD.

Israel Ranked World’s 2nd Most Educated Country

According to a new study released Tuesday, Israel is the world’s second most educated country, after Canada.

Israelis Among ‘Most Satisfied’ in Developed World

In a recent survey of the OECD's 34 countries, Israel ranked sixth in 'life satisfaction.' Israelis are also among the healthiest in the developed world, with a low obesity rate (13.8%) and an average life expectancy of nearly 82 years.

OECD Raises Israel Economic Growth Estimate

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) raised its 2012 economic growth estimate for Israel to 3.2 percent, up from its November estimate of 2.9 percent.

Bank of Israel 2011 Report: Economy Grew by 4.7%, Dealt Successfully with Significant Difficulties

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "The Israeli economy grew more than most Western economies, almost 2.5 times the OECD average...In contrast to the collapsing economies around us, Israel's credit rating was upgraded last year."

Israel Ranked 2nd Most Educated Country in the World

Results were derived from OECD report, Education at a Glance 2011.

Israel, US Ranked for Health in OECD Study

In a comparison between Israel, the United States, and other OECD countries, Israelis live longer, pay less.

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