Articles by November, 2021

Monday: Israel will be opened to inbound tourism - vaccinated and recovering will be able to enter
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

Israel will be officially opened to inbound tourism tomorrow with a new outline formulated by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism, under which vaccinated and recovering tourists will be able to enter Israel. This is the first time the state has allowed single tourists to officially enter Israel since the start of the Corona crisis. At the same time, a new corona test system will begin operating tomorrow at Ben Gurion Airport, with Pangia replacing Omega (Check to Play) with tests for departing tourists. The new tourist entry plan states that foreigners who have been...

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Nov 1, 2021

 Unemployment rate in Israel fell in the first half of October 2021 to 7.1%
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New data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics reveals that the unemployment rate in Israel, by broad definition, fell in the first half of October to 7.1%, compared with 7.9% in the second half of September, when the Tishrei holidays were held. In the last three months since mid-July, the extended unemployment rate has stuck between 7.6% and 8.1%. At the beginning of November, there were "only" another 12,000 unemployment benefit recipients aged 45 and over, with the payment being suspended for about 100,000 in recent days. By the beginning of 2022, the payment of unemployment...

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Nov 1, 2021

Fund for Natural Damage Insurance in Agriculture increased compensation by 60% in the past six years
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

The climate conference is coming to an end and there is no doubt that world leaders have made many statements about improving the state of global pollution and the war on greenhouse gases and other pollutants on the planet. "Climatic events such as heat waves, which were relatively rare, have become the 'norm' in recent years when this year we also witnessed the nights becoming warmer so the damage to crops was greater than before." Data from Kent (the Fund for Natural Damage Insurance in Agriculture) show that in the last six years there has been a 60% increase in compensation for farmers...

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Nov 2, 2021

Teva and three other manufacturers of narcotic painkillers won their first legal case
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Law

Teva and three other manufacturers of narcotic painkillers (opioids) won their first legal victory in a lawsuit in California yesterday. Judge Peter Wilson ruled that Teva Johnson & Johnson, Endo and Abway were not guilty in a lawsuit in which California counties argued that opioid makers' aggressive marketing policies included misleading messages about the risk severity of painkiller addiction and exaggerating their clinical benefit. In them for other medical conditions besides treating erupting pain in terminally ill patients. The Los Angeles, Orange, and Oakland counties of California...

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Nov 2, 2021

The Dollar has fallen against the shekel to its lowest level in 25 years - NIS 3,105
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

The shekel continues to strengthen and the dollar has fallen to its lowest level in 25 years (April 1996). The dollar fell 0.9% to NIS 3,105, the euro lost 0.7% to NIS 3,602. The pound price drops by 0.9% to NIS 4.24. Amir Kahanovitz, chief economist at Phoenix-Excellence, wrote in his review today that "the strengthening of the shekel now comes with much more momentum compared to January, when it was mainly explained by liquidity shocks. It also comes with far fewer threats, with the Bank of Israel signaling that in light of the decline in the unemployment rate it will reduce its...

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Nov 2, 2021

CDC Director Dr. Wolenski approved:  Pfizer's vaccines against corona to children aged 5 - 11
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The crucial stage in curbing the corona plague is underway: Experts from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have recommended approving Pfizer's childhood vaccines against corona for ages 5-11. Vaccinations for ages 11-5 will begin in the coming days after CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Wolenski confirmed tonight (Tuesday through Wednesday) the experts' decision. U.S. President Joe Biden referred to the CDC decision following Dr. Wolanski's final signing, saying it was "a turning point in the war against the Corona." According to him, the voting will begin in the coming days and will be in...

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Nov 2, 2021

Chief economist at the Finance Ministry: 14,100 apartments were purchased in August - 31% increase
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Real Estate

The housing market is boiling: According to a survey by the chief economist at the Ministry of Finance, Shira Greenberg, 14.1 thousand apartments were purchased in August alone, the highest level since the historic record in June 2015. This is a 31% increase compared to August last year and an 8% increase compared to last July. It should be noted that the level of transactions in August 2020 was high in itself against the background of a jump in investor purchases, after the purchase tax was lowered at the end of July that year. The survey shows that investors bought about three thousand...

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Nov 3, 2021

Agreed: A "package deal" in the economy - Minimum wage to NIS 6,000 and Employment flexibility
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The Minister of Finance, the Governor of the Bank of Israel, the Chairman of the Histadrut, the Chairman of the Presidents of Employers and Businesses in Israel and the President of the Manufacturers' Association and the Chairman of the Presidents of the Business Sector, agreed on a "package deal" in the economy: Gradually raising the minimum wage to NIS 6,000; Employment flexibility and tools to stimulate the economy; Certainty in labor relations in the public sector. The package deal brings workers in line - the minimum wage will gradually rise to NIS 6,000, which will help reduce gaps...

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Nov 3, 2021

US Department of Commerce: NSO was blacklisted  acting against the national interest  of the US
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

On Wednesday afternoon, the US Department of Commerce dropped a bombshell: it announced that two Israeli companies, NSO and Kandiro, were blacklisted as entities acting against the national interest of the United States, in light of repression aided by the company in authoritarian countries and against democracies. "Foreign governments have served as a means of repression and silence in authoritarian regimes and as a tool against regime opponents, journalists and exiled activists." The decision means that companies will have to issue a special license to trade in the US, but it will also...

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Nov 3, 2021

Cyber war:  A denial of service attack shut down the service of Israeli Domain the Net
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Law

After last week's devastating attack on Cyberserv's servers and the disclosure of details from the Atref website: A denial of service (DDoS) attack shut down the DNS service of the Israeli company Domain the Net, which is one of the domain name registers (early evening). Domains) The largest in the country for co.il addresses on behalf of the Israeli Internet Association. According to many complaints from the company's customers who also came to us, many sites, estimated by several thousand, began to experience access issues and stopped receiving emails. As far as is known, this is not an...

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Nov 4, 2021

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