Zum Thema: Economy

Israeli Post Office Goes Private

My mom called me on my 35th birthday, excited. “Did you get my card?” she asked expectantly. “Not yet,” I responded, though she proceeded to tell me that she went to the post office at the beginning of the week to send it specially. She lives two hours North of my mailbox, so you’d think… […]

Tel Aviv Gets a Ferry?

As light rail construction ensues until its alleged end date in 2022, all roads leading to Tel Aviv continue to grow in traffic congestion – though a new and quite creative solution was proposed – a ferry system. The idea was sourced by Miri Regev, the newly appointed Transportation Minister, who asked for solutions in… […]

How Israel is Moving Through Corona

The second wave of corona isn’t getting better. Numbers continue to increase, hospital wards across the country are overcapacity, and the public continues to protest the lack of governmental support. The silver lining continues to be the people moving with purpose and passion, to make corona times just a bit easier and lighter for all.… […]

Artificial Intelligence Saves the Beehives

Each year, about 40% of beehives collapse, causing millions of bees to die. Compared to a 3% mortality rate at its lowest, today, decades later, the bee mortality rate stands at 35%. Most of the hive collapse happens on commercial bee farms, where there is less manpower and expertise in how to mindfully manage a… […]

Corona Unrest and Israel Updates

Despite the Corona Cabinet of the Knesset holding meetings throughout the week, restrictions remain uncertain, as conflicting information filters into the public eye. Last week saw a call to close gyms, pools, and restaurants by the Knesset heads, yet the Cabinet pushed back, questioning if closing these recreational hubs serves the public. With over 30,000… […]

Food Sales Fly in First Half of 2020

Given the current need to stay home, it’s not unexpected. In the first half of 2020, food sales increased by 9% compared to 2019, meaning an additional NIS 2 billion for the food and beverage industry. With millions of households full, mid-March’s lockdown and another imminent return, plus the closing of bars and restaurants, people… […]

Israel’s Current Corona Economy

 An all-in-one protest hit the Tel Aviv streets last Saturday night gathering 10,000 Israeli residents at Rabin Square, who were rallying for better support during the financially challenging times amidst the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Members from the restaurant world, entertainment industry, social workers, students, and artists were present, who have all been hit hard. There… […]

Israeli Systems Struggles with Second Wave  

Over 14,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases have hit Israel in the last month, and the numbers continue to climb. Since lockdown has eased up at the start of June, the economy began making attempts to return to normal. However, now it seems like it was too soon. The corona second wave is here, and it’s worse… […]

Israeli Social Workers Finally Strike

After a series of talks and no action, the Union of Social Workers in Israel launched an open-ended strike on Monday. Prior to the strike, thousands of social workers rallied in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and in other spots across the country. They are demanding NIS 150 million, or $44 million, to support the union in… […]

Israel Hints Possible Return to Lockdown

As coronavirus cases continue to climb, falling restrictions are filtering back into the public fold. Gatherings have been limited to 50; however outdoor cultural events can still host up to 250 people. Indoor event halls are capped at 100 people, and police are meant to be enforcing all restrictions. This week has seen over 18,000… […]

How Falafel is Fundraising for Small Business

Known for its tried and true fried balls of chickpeas, a new volunteer initiative is turning the Israeli flagship dish into a fundraising effort. It started when Yaron Karmi, an Israeli falafel stand owner, was spotted on the news just as the economy was locking down due to COVID-19. He wore his heart on his… […]

Corona Cabinet and Second Wave Update

The warning bells have sounded. With a steep increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks and over 500 in the past 24 hours, the “Corona Cabinet” is in discussions to set down, or retract, some freshly laid guidelines. Police forces have been asked to strictly enforce social distancing in crowds, as well… […]

The Almost Closing Terms of Coronavirus

The State of Israel is slowly but surely returning to its norms. With confirmed corona cases decreasing, authorities are working to create a manageable exit plan and restore a smoothly functioning society. However, a lockdown curfew was put in place on Israeli Independence Day, to prevent gatherings from taking place. While up to 15,000 tests… […]

Corona Trend Reversal in Israel

As of Sunday morning, restrictions loosened in Israel. With the rate of fatalities dropping day by day, authorities have announced a slight return to normal. Businesses like electronic stores, banks, furniture shops, and book stores are able to re-open. Restaurants can reopen for delivery only. Workplace staff can increase to 30%, and employees who return… […]

Coronavirus Update – Newest Israeli Regulations

A sense of normalcy rests almost imminently on the shoulders of Israeli society, with the possibility that the tightening restrictions based on COVID-19 is finally loosening its grip. With over 12,591 confirmed cases and a slowly climbing fatality rate at 140 deaths, it appears that the number of daily cases is flattening. With the majority… […]

City Lockdowns and Health Updates in Israel

With COVID-19 still sweeping the country, about 9,755 Israelis have confirmed cases. With about 150 in critical condition, at least 80 people have passed away due to the virus, with the youngest being a 37-year-old man. Eight hundred people have recovered. While the number of confirmed cases continues to rise, the capacity for testing has… […]

Restrictions Tighten as Coronavirus Cases Rise

As Israeli restrictions tighten further, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise. As of this writing there are 6,211 people who have been confirmed with the virus, with 107 in serious condition, and 31 deceased. As of March 30, all gatherings have been restricted to two people. Residents are being asked to stay… […]

Latest COVID-19 Updates in Israel

In the latest COVID-19 updates, over 2,495 cases have been confirmed. Five fatalities have occurred and 41 are in serious condition. Sixty-six people have recovered. About 900 of the milder cases are being monitored from home, while about 200 medium cases are filling the rooms at empty hotels. The Health Ministry is enforcing a full… […]

Israel Leads Industrial Revolution Forward

Dubbed Industry 4.0, Israel is supporting the advancement of the fourth industrial revolution, according to the Israel Innovation Authority. A country known for its global contribution to research and development, cybersecurity, green tech, smart transport, and more, is naturally positioning itself at the top of the driving forces of the next industrial revolution, which is… […]

El Al Airlines Struggles Amidst All-Time Travel Lows

As a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, Israel’s largest airline carrier has suspended flights to a number of destinations. In addition to China, Hong Kong, and Thailand, the airline has also stopped flights to Japan and Italy, which have all been impacted with the COVID-19 virus. With the rising numbers of infections, and the… […]