Articles by April, 2020

Netanyahu: all citizens who leave the house must wear a mask - and a family will be given a grant
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday evening declared that all citizens who leave the house "must wear a mask or scarf," also announced a grant to be given to every family with children and the elderly. In addition, the restriction on traffic to and from Bnei Brak was announced. Treasury officials said they were surprised by the promises of special grants and found out just minutes before the statement. PM Olmert asked Israeli citizens to wear masks at every exit from home, or to cover their faces with cloth, two days after Ynet revealed that the Ministry of Health is expected to...

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Apr 1, 2020

Bank of Israel scolds banks that rushed to take advantage of the Corona crisis and raised interest
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

The Bank of Israel scolds banks that rushed to take advantage of the Corona crisis and raised interest rates on loans they offer to the public that groan from the liquidity crisis and the huge downturn of the economy: "Take into account customer needs even if profits are hit," the Bank of Israel says. The Supervisor of Banks, Hedva Bar, sent a letter to the bank's heads last night, stating: "The expectation is that the banks will continue to provide credit to borrowers in all sectors of the economy during this period, with emphasis on borrowers in the small and medium-sized businesses and...

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Apr 2, 2020

 The Arab sector is next Corona victim: "breathable closure" At the entrance to Jasser a-Zarqa
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

At the entrance to Jasser a-Zarqa, a police checkpoint was erected on Friday, which maintains a sort of "breathable closure" on the locality, in which five Corona patients are known. The police officers stationed at the site ask those who want to enter, ask them for their name, place of residence and where they came from - and the entrance is only possible for the villagers and the residents. At the same time, villagers who want to leave should explain to the forces where they are going. Anyone with no convincing excuse is sent back to the community. In Jasser a-Zarqa, residents still roam...

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Apr 4, 2020

Eerial train: ICL managed to bring to Israel from abroad 160 respirators
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

A senior medical procurement officer claims that last week, about 160 respirators were brought to Israel from abroad. He said that at the same time, the production of respirators in Israel accelerated and two new production lines were added, so that every week several tens of respirators are added in Israel. "We will meet the target of 7,000 respirators," he concluded. In the background, the Ministry of Defense announced that in the coming days, 11 Israeli aircraft will complete an air train of equipment from China

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Apr 5, 2020

The Knesset approved NIS 90 billion economic emergency plan with the assistance of the Arab MK's
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

In a second and third reading, the Knesset approved the amendment to the State Basic Law, which would allow the government to increase its spending in the current fiscal year to budget the treatment of the Corona crisis. Without their support, the amendment would not have been approved. Right-wing members were absent from the vote, so the government initially had trouble recruiting sixty-one Knesset members required to approve a Basic Law amendment. Knesset Speaker Benny Gantz congratulated Knesset members on approving the amendment to the Budget Fundamentals Law

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Apr 6, 2020

Histadrut and the  Business Sector demand P.M Netanyahu with a state guarantee for a loan to El Al
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

Histadrut Chairman Arnon Ben David and Chairman of the Business Sector Dubi Amitai urgently approached Prime Minister Netanyahu with a demand for a state guarantee and a loan to El Al, just before the company announces cessation of activity following its financial situation. The letter comes a day after he asked the stock exchange to announce that Treasury officials told the company orally that the requested aid package would not be approved at this time. El Al noted that "the professional team stated that it is within the authority of the political echelon to make a different decision

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Apr 7, 2020

Corona Commission submitted its interim conclusions: failures in decision making, poor review policy
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

On Tuesday, the Corona Commission chaired by MK Ofer Shelah submitted its report on its serious interim conclusions. Among other things, the committee determined that there were mental and organizational failures in decision making, poor review policy, incorrect closure. The committee was impressed that a significant portion of the policy was formulated according to the missing system. They stated in the report that "it is difficult to know whether the resistance to conducting mass tests was due to a regular theory or to the simple fact that there were simply no test kits in sufficient or...

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Apr 7, 2020

The state budget deficit jumped to 4% in March - up from 3.5% in February
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

The state budget deficit jumped to 4% in March - up from 3.5% in February. This emerges from an initial estimate published by the Treasury Department this evening. It should be noted that this is only the beginning of the road - according to the deficit estimates will be much higher following the Koran crisis.According to the ministry's figures, the government's budget activity in March measured a deficit of NIS 15.9 billion, compared with March last year when a budget deficit of NIS 3.6 billion was measured. Since January, the deficit has reached NIS 13.3 billion, compared with NIS 9.3...

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Apr 7, 2020

 Imposition of Passover: Families  celebrated with neighbors without violating quarantine
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The curfew imposed in the country for the holiday will be valid until 7 am on Thursday. Traffic is also prohibited within the cities, and food is prohibited. By Friday, at 6 a.m., crossing between towns would be prohibited, and police set up dozens of roadblocks to enforce traffic restrictions. These restrictions do not apply to communities where most of their residents are not Jewish. The imposition of Passover on the nuclear family led to the creativity of residents across the country to co-exist. Families did not settle for online order and found ways to celebrate with neighbors...

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Apr 8, 2020

Israir is expected to receive a state guarantee  for a loan of NIS 100 million
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

Airlines around the world are close to collapse due to almost total stoppage of flights around the world. On Tuesday, passenger traffic in the United States plunged 95%. About one hundred and thirty thousand passengers flew, a volume similar to the 1960s passenger movement. The situation in Israel is similar too. EL AL is close to collapse and the Finance Ministry has no willingness to assist the company as it requires. The Treasury rejected a request for aid of NIS 700 million. In spite of the controversy, El Al conducts Israeli rescue flights from around the world and supplies medical...

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Apr 8, 2020

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