Articles by June, 2019

Israel attacked again in Syria: 5 people were killed in Homs including a soldier
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Israel attacked again in Syria: 5 people were killed in Homs including a soldier

by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

Israel again attacked Syria for the second consecutive day. Yesterday, Israel retaliated in response to Syrian fire into Israel, but Israel continued to attack without explanation. The Syrian news agency SANA reports that missiles were fired at the T-4 airport in Syria, located near the city of Homs. The Defense Ministry in Damascus announced that Israel was responsible for the attack and that two missiles had been intercepted. According to the Syrian Center for Monitoring Human Rights, five soldiers were killed in the attack, three of them Syrians. The attack destroyed a rocket depot and...

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Jun 2, 2019

 Matanyahu Engelman, P.M Netanyahu's choice 'was elected as the next State Comptroller
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Matanyahu Engelman, P.M Netanyahu's choice 'was elected as the next State Comptroller

by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

The Knesset chose Matanyahu Engelman as the next State Comptroller. Engelman, the candidate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was elected by a majority of 67 Knesset members, compared with 48 who voted for the opposition candidate Giora Romm. Five MKs abstained. When the results of the vote were announced, Netanyahu called Engelman and congratulated him on his election to the post. "People were impressed by your integrity and professionalism," Netanyahu told Engelman. "You will do a great job and I am sure that it will work for the benefit of the state and for the benefit of the...

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Jun 3, 2019

IAI will present in Paris: UAV intended for tactical missions on the battlefield
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IAI will present in Paris: UAV intended for tactical missions on the battlefield

by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is launching the new T-Heron, the new Tactical UAV, in the Paris Air Show, the T-Heron aircraft is intended for tactical missions on the battlefield and will serve mainly the ground forces, the Coast Guard and others. My mission is multi-functional, and combines the most advanced technologies from IAI. The T-Heron model joins the UAV family of UAVs and is based on the extensive know-how and experience accumulated in the field of UAVs, which has accumulated over 40 years of operation in IAI, more than 1,700,000 cumulative operational flight hours and more...

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Jun 4, 2019

Last March, the average wage of Israeli employees rose by 3 percent  to NIS 11,140
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Last March, the average wage of Israeli employees rose by 3 percent to NIS 11,140

by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

Last March, the average wage of Israeli employees rose to NIS 11,140 gross at current prices, a rise of 3% compared to March 2018, according to data published on Thursday by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). The data reflect the current wage, ie, that the workers receive into the bank account, a figure largely influenced by the effects of holidays and volatility, with March usually characterized by wage increases, against bonuses given in certain sectors. Thus, compared to February, this is a rise of 4.4%, when the average wage was NIS 10,668, and about 8.5% compared to January, when...

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Jun 6, 2019

Attorney General  Mendelblit rejected the request of Netanyahu's lawyers to postpone the hearing
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Attorney General Mendelblit rejected the request of Netanyahu's lawyers to postpone the hearing

by Ifi Reporter

Category: Law

Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit rejected the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's lawyers to postpone the hearing scheduled for the beginning of October, even though the elections will take place about two weeks before the hearing. On behalf of Mandelblit, it was stated: "After considering all the relevant interests, the attorney general found that there was no justification for granting the request." The legal system estimates that Netanyahu will petition the High Court of Justice. Three weeks ago, the prime minister's attorney requested that the hearing be postponed, and...

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Jun 6, 2019

State of the Nation Report: The situation in Israel is relatively good
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State of the Nation Report: The situation in Israel is relatively good

by Ifi Reporter

Category: Politics

The Taub Institute's State of the Nation Report of 2019 shows that the situation in the State of Israel is certainly relatively good, but various data indicate that there is a fear of economic and social deterioration and that it is very difficult to break out of poverty. The report shows that the levels of poverty and inequality have declined in recent years and that social investment has increased, but that it is much more difficult to exit the cycle of poverty in Israel than in OECD countries. To get out of poverty, a couple with two children has to work about 70 hours a week (each),...

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Jun 8, 2019

20% of new teachers are leaving the system in the first three years
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20% of new teachers are leaving the system in the first three years

by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

The rate of new teachers leaving the system in the first three years is 20% - an increase of almost 2% within a year. The proportion of teachers who left in the first year is 12%, an increase of one percent within a year. The psychometric score of teachers who leave Jewish education is 10 points higher than that of those who remain. This emerges from data on mobility and departure of teachers published by the Central Bureau of Statistics. The dropout rates are higher among new teachers in high schools than in elementary schools. They are more than twice as high among non-specialized...

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Jun 11, 2019

Tnuva won: will operate the food-Tech incubator to be built in Kiryat Shmona
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Tnuva won: will operate the food-Tech incubator to be built in Kiryat Shmona

by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

Tnuva won the tender to operate the foodd-Tech incubator to be built in Kiryat Shmona. The innovation authority announced on Tuesday. The venture capital fund JVP and Tnuva competed in the tender. Each of them established a consortium of companies, funds and research bodies in the field of food-tech. In addition to operating a start-up incubator in cooperation with the Innovation Authority, the terms of the tender include the establishment of a food innovation institute in Kiryat Shmona, which will be integrated into the regional eco-system. Tnuva, controlled by China's Brightfood, has...

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Jun 11, 2019

 Beer manufacturer AB InBev is setting up a cyber division in Israel
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Beer manufacturer AB InBev is setting up a cyber division in Israel

by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

The world's largest beer manufacturer, AB InBev, is setting up a cyber division in Israel that will meet global information security needs in all the regions in which it operates. The company has begun recruiting senior cyber personnel to be employed at a technology center it operates in its offices, which are spread over an area of ​​1,200 square meters at the Sonol Tower in Tel Aviv. In the first stage, about 30 employees will be recruited. By the end of next year, about 100 cyber workers will be recruited. AB InBev began operating in Israel after purchasing the Weissbeerger startup a...

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Jun 12, 2019

The Government will keep on subsidizing nursery schools operating in the afternoon
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The Government will keep on subsidizing nursery schools operating in the afternoon

by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon announced that they agreed to continue subsidizing kindergartens operating in the afternoon at the end of the school day, in the coming school year. The proposal will be submitted for Cabinet approval. The two claimed that a financial source was found for the continuation of the subsidy, but did not provide explanations as to the effect of the subsidy on the expected cuts in government ministries, in light of the growing deficit. Attorney General Mandelblit confirmed on Sunday that the budgets of government ministries...

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Jun 12, 2019

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