Articles by October, 2021

Academic year opened on Sunday: 350,000 students are studying at 59 universities and collages
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

After a year and a half of partial distance learning, the academic year opened on Sunday and hundreds of thousands of students will fill the campuses and study in classrooms. The studies will take place under the rules of the "green character". Thus, higher education institutions have announced that most of the learning will take place on campuses, but they intend to incorporate distance learning on a limited scale as well. 350,000 students are expected to study in the current academic year at 59 institutions of higher learning. This is an increase of four percent compared to the previous...

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Oct 10, 2021

Court: Requirement to be vaccinated or provide a negative test result at work is reasonable
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

Green lable regulations confuse the public. The courts have recently ruled that the requirement to fulfill the obligations of the green lable: that is, to be vaccinated or provide a negative test result, to enter the workplace is a reasonable requirement. However, despite the clear position of the courts and also of the legal advice to the government businesses that operated then according to the green lable interpreted the regulations each in a different way. Some explicitly stated that not all of their employees were vaccinated, and others made it clear that only vaccinated workers or...

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Oct 10, 2021

Israel is back on the map with the Nobel Prize in economy: Prof. Josh Angrist from MIT
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

After eight years of parking, Israel is back on the map with the Nobel Prize - but as in the previous time, this time too it is a "semi-Israeli" win: Prof. Josh Angrist from MIT, an Israeli-American, became the 13th Israeli to win the most prestigious award , Even though he dropped out of his first year as a graduate student at the Hebrew University. The announcement in Stockholm of Prof. Angrist's win joins the winning of 12 other Israelis. So far, the prize is awarded annually to selected personalities for their contribution to science, literature, and humanity as a whole, the author SY...

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Oct 11, 2021

Hackers linked to Iran tried to hack into "Office-365" accounts belonging to Israeli  companies
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Law

Microsoft announced tonight (Monday) that hackers suspected of being linked to Iran have tried to hack into Office 365 accounts belonging to security companies in the US and Israel, including those that manufacture satellites, skimmers, radars and emergency communication systems. The technology giant did not specify which companies were involved. This is a "password spray" attack, a technique that is not considered particularly sophisticated, in which hackers try to hack into many accounts by using several possible passwords in the hope that one of them will be able to get them in. Office...

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Oct 11, 2021

The deficit in September continued to decline and amounted to NIS 6 billion -  Fallen to 7.4% of GDP
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The deficit in September continued to decline in September and amounted to NIS 6 billion. In the last 12 months, the deficit has fallen to 7.4% of GDP. State revenues since the beginning of the year amounted to NIS 295 billion, while state expenditures amounted to NIS 346.7 billion. The deficit shrank mainly due to the sharp 26% increase in state revenues in the first three quarters of the year. State revenues from the beginning of 2021 on taxes have jumped by 19.7%, with the sharpest increase (26.3%) recorded in direct taxes. At the same time, "other income" was recorded for the state,...

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Oct 11, 2021

Industrial plants in Israel are in trouble: They are short of 13,700 workers
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

Industrial plants in Israel are in trouble. They are short of workers and have great difficulty recruiting skilled workers. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel's industry lacks 13,700 workers. The problem of shortage of workers in the industry is not new but increased during the Corona. Before the crisis, there was a shortage of 10,000 workers, which increased to almost 14,000. Many of the positions in the industry, at least a quarter of the missing workers, are positions on production lines, near furnaces or in the field of concrete castings. In these positions it is...

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Oct 12, 2021

Profits of government companies amounted to NIS 2.9 billion compared with NIS 4 billion in 2019
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

In 2020, the profits of government companies in Israel amounted to NIS 2.9 billion - compared with NIS 4 billion in 2019; This is due to losses amounting to NIS 643 million in the Israel Post attributed to the corona year, and expenses of more than NIS 950 million in respect of retirement benefits for employees at the Haifa Post and Port prior to their privatization. The operating profit data make it possible to examine the decrease in the companies 'profitability due to the corona, less the one-time events, and these data indicate a decrease of about NIS 350 million in the companies'...

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Oct 13, 2021

$ 17.87 billion raised by Israeli high-tech companies from investors in the first 9 months of 2021
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

$ 17.87 billion - this is the historical record amount raised by Israeli high-tech companies from investors in the first nine months of 2021. This is 71% higher than the annual figure for 2020. This is according to a report on high-tech investments published this morning (Wednesday) by Meitar Lawyers Together With the research company IVC, the number of exits of Israeli high-tech companies in the first three quarters soared to a peak of 180 transactions totaling $ 18.92 billion. The historic amount raised from investors (and not through the stock exchange) included 575 rounds of...

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Oct 13, 2021

The cyber ransom attack on Hillel-Yaffe hospital: Experts work on rehabilitating the systems
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

The cyber ransom event in Hillel-Yaffe hospital is probably the most serious cyber event in the Israeli health system to date.The teams of cyber experts continue to work on rehabilitating the systems and returning to activity quickly. So far it is known that a group of hackers is relatively new, it is responsible for the attack and it is probably also valid for a hospital in the USA. The investigation is still in progress. At this point, both the Ministry of Health and the cyber array have issued preliminary guidelines to other medical institutions. Prof. Nachman Ash, Director General of...

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Oct 13, 2021

Iron Source announced the acquisition of the mobile advertising company Tapjoy for $ 400 million
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

Iron Source, managed by Tomer Bar-Ze'ev, CEO and co-founder, announced today (Thursday) the acquisition of the mobile advertising company Tapjoy for $ 400 million in cash - and the share of Iron Source jumped by 6%. The deal is expected Close in the fourth quarter of 2021 or the first quarter of 2022. Tapuji is engaged in mobile advertising and monetization (generating revenue from applications). Revenue of $ 81 million in 2021. According to Iron Source, the acquisition will strengthen its platform on several levels: Iron Source customers will be able to increase their revenue by...

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Oct 14, 2021

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