Zum Thema: Economy

Twelve Israeli Cities Join Bloomberg Philanthropies Program

Twelve cities in Israel were chosen by Bloomberg to focus on city and cultural innovation. Acre, Ashdod, Bat Yam, and the southern region have been pinpointed as grounds for investment. With support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, and working together with the Interior Ministry and the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, a team within the municipality… […]

Start-Up Nation Struggles with Supply

 In Israel, 17% of tech startups focus on artificial intelligence, or AI. Of the Israeli investments made in 2018, AI companies received a bulk of it, or 37%, reports Start Up Nation Central. The concern is, what happens when humans invest more in artificial intelligence than in their own? In Israel, the knowledge gap is… […]

Central Bus Station Key to Urban Renewal 

With an increasing population and limited space, the Tel Aviv municipality is finally turning towards its heavily neglected south. The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Local Planning and Building Commission recently approved an urban development plan which will add 13,000 square meters of housing units, 153,000 square units of business space, and 33,500 square meters in public space,… […]

Public Buses Run on Shabbat in Tel Aviv

Should buses run on Shabbat? In Tel Aviv, what seemed like a never-ending debate is now over. In a rebellious move to support Israel’s most pluralistic city, the local Tel Aviv municipality decided to provide public bus service to residents on what was once declared a public service day of rest. The decision comes amidst… […]

Scooters and Bikes Need License Plates

With the new age of mobility comes new need for safety, and so, new regulations. The Tel Aviv municipality is now requiring that all mobile vehicle companies, including e-scooters and bicycles, add license plates on each of their vehicles. Companies have until December 15 to instate the plates. They aim for riders to be more… […]

Israeli Healthcare Spend is in the Lowest

A recent OECD health report shows that Israel invests less in healthcare than most countries. The United States lands in the number one spot, spending an average of $10,000 annually on resident healthcare. Israel falls in the bottom fifteen, only spending $2,780 on their individual citizens. According to the Health at a Glance report, the… […]

Where Has All the Butter Gone? 

Cookies and croissants eaters across Israel are suffering, as the butter shortage trudges on. Since the start of the year, barely any butter can be seen on supermarket shelves. Big companies like Tnuva and Strauss, the two largest domestic dairy producers, are under pressure, yet are in standstill until the government makes a move, providing… […]

Social Success Often Depends on Parents

 A parents’ level of education seems to have a serious impact on their children’s path towards social success. A recent study was released from the Central Bureau of Statistics in Israel showing that Israelis born to under-educated parents are less likely to develop within the ranks of society. The report shows that people over 30… […]

Plastic Free is the Way to Be in Business

Big business is finally buying in to the fact that consumers care about the environment – and they should too. Big name companies are making changes to their internal processes to support more sustainable structures, and also, their consumer market. IKEA Israel has announced their removal of one-time plastic use items, in their store and… […]

Plastic Free is the Way to Be in Business

Big business is finally buying in to the fact that consumers care about the environment – and they should too. Big name companies are making changes to their internal processes to support more sustainable structures, and also, their consumer market. IKEA Israel has announced their removal of one-time plastic use items, in their store and… […]

Breathing Poison; Air Pollution Increases by 28%

Our breathing air is getting increasingly toxic, found a recent report published by Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry. The report states that landfill fires account for 60% of recognized carcinogen emissions. Those emissions are linked to cancer, and caused a 28% increase in air pollution in Israel. Of the 570 factories reported on in Israel, the… […]

Breathing Poison; Air Pollution Increases by 28%

Our breathing air is getting increasingly toxic, found a recent report published by Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry. The report states that landfill fires account for 60% of recognized carcinogen emissions. Those emissions are linked to cancer, and caused a 28% increase in air pollution in Israel. Of the 570 factories reported on in Israel, the… […]

Israel’s Inevitable Budget Issues

The Israeli economy is growing, and its deficit is too. With rising expenses on a second election, tax increases, socioeconomic handouts, and increasing municipal salaries, Israel’s GDP has increased to 4%, despite an expected increase of only 2.9%. With the unknown future of the prime minister and its splay of governmental parties in stalemate, Israel’s… […]

Israel’s Inevitable Budget Issues

The Israeli economy is growing, and its deficit is too. With rising expenses on a second election, tax increases, socioeconomic handouts, and increasing municipal salaries, Israel’s GDP has increased to 4%, despite an expected increase of only 2.9%. With the unknown future of the prime minister and its splay of governmental parties in stalemate, Israel’s… […]

Israeli Doctors Don’t Want to Retire

Retirement might seem dreamy to those who work tirelessly in their professional careers; however, once the milestone is reached, some retirees see a different reality. A study conducted in Israel was recently published in Harefuah, which is the journal of the Israel Medical Association. They found that doctors find it challenging to kick their careers… […]

Israeli Election Firsts

Only twelve people have ever served as Prime Minister of Israel, which has recently held its 22nd election since its Declaration of Independence in 1948. In 1949, Israel ran its first National Assembly Election, where half a million voters and one thousand ballot stations were set up along the country. Not yet the Knesset until… […]

Solar Energy Center Inaugurated in Israel

The Ashalim Solar Energy Center, situated in the Negev desert, has been inaugurated, and will begin to work commercially to supply solar energy power to about 70,000 homes in Israel. The 988-acre plant is the size of Petach Tikva, or about 400 soccer fields. The large desert expanse is made up of 16,000 parabolic troughs… […]

Mindful Food Apps Hope to Change Consumption Mindset

About 2.5 million tons of food is wasted in Israel annually. While only half is considered rescuable, its value sits at about $2 billion dollars. With a clear gap in the market and a socio-economic need for change, a pair of cousins Elie Fischer and Laetitia Jessner were inspired to launch SpareEat. The Israeli developed… […]

Israeli National Healthcare Spending Up

The average country in the OECD index utilizes between 7.2% and 8.8% of their national budget on public healthcare. In 2018, the global OECD average spend was 8.8%, yet Israel remained well below at 7.6%. The numbers show that healthcare expenditure in Israel remains fairly stable since 2000, as it typically falls between 6.9% and… […]

Kibbutz Life Welcomes the Digital Nomad

The Israeli kibbutz has found its entry point into the startup nation’s ecosystem, and it promises WIFI. A staple of Israel culture, the first kibbutz in Degania was founded in 1910. It was built on principles of agriculture, teamwork and safety, and hundreds of shared communities spread across Israel following its pioneering footsteps. Today, mainstream… […]