Articles by April, 2021

5,011 people were diagnosed with Corona this week - the lowest figure since June 2020
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The Ministry of Health updated Friday that 2,479 people were diagnosed in Corona last week - a figure that is about half the week before, when 5,011 people were diagnosed with the virus. This is the lowest figure since June 2020. The total number of people infected in Israel since the outbreak is 833,707. Also, 56 people died this week - after 93 people died last week. This is the lowest figure since November. The total death toll from the virus is now 6,220. In the last day, 331 people have been diagnosed with corona carriers. Out of 35,768 tests, the positive rate is 1%. The test data...

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Apr 2, 2021

EU's investment bank invests in construction a plant for thermal energy storage systems in Dimona
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Banking

The EU's investment bank EIB will provide NIS 30 million in financing to Brennmiller Energy for the construction of a plant for innovative thermal energy storage systems, which will be established near Dimona and will provide the city's residents with about 100 new jobs. Funding for the new plant is made possible as a result of Israel's participation in the European Horizon 2020 Framework Program for the Advancement of Research and Innovation. The loan is supported by the European Commission as part of the financing of InnovFin Energy Demonstration Projects. The European Investment Bank...

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Apr 2, 2021

The cumulative deficit in the entire year of Corona  will be about NIS 180 billion
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

The cumulative deficit in the entire year of Corona (between March 2020 and March 2021) will be about NIS 180 billion and will reach about 12.6% of GDP. This emerges from initial assessments in the Ministry of Finance. According to estimates, the state budget deficit in the first quarter of the year is expected to amount to NIS 20 billion. Government expenditures in the first quarter of 2021 will amount to NIS 140 billion - 30% higher than in the first quarter of 2020. The National Insurance Institute told Ynet that since the beginning of the Corona crisis exactly one year ago, the...

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Apr 4, 2021

Israel Bank concerns: Students effected by the Corona crisis will be harmed in the labor market
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

A review published by the Bank of Israel raises significant concerns, which have been mentioned many times, most notably harm to students' entry into the labor market, which has implications beyond the level of the individual at the macroeconomic level as well. While the dispute between the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education over the cancellation of the capsules and a return to a full routine on its way to resolving them, the Bank of Israel also expresses support and reviews in another chapter revealed from its annual report the impact of steps taken on education in Israel

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Apr 4, 2021

"The accusations deal with the meeting point between power and the desire to influence the media"
Netanyahu's term to form a government expires in a few hours -  President Rivlin will decide
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Politics

A few hours remain until the expiration of the mandate given by the president to Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government, and the political system is eager to find out to whom Reuven Rivlin will grant the mandate in his place. In the bloc of parties trying to bring about political change, workers are working so that the chairman of the Yesh Atid party, Yair Lapid, will receive the mandate and with him a large force to control events in the near future. All options are open. Yesterday there were quite a few talks in the Netanyahu bloc to resolve the political tangle and think of ways to...

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Apr 6, 2021

International Monetary Fund: Israeli economy will grow by 5% this year
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The International Monetary Fund has published its first global economic forecast for 2021, which updates the growth forecast for the Israeli economy: According to the fund's economists, the Israeli economy will grow by 5% this year compared to 4.1% forecast in January 2021. The growth forecast of the Fund for 2022 for the Israeli economy is 4.3%. The IMF publishes the world forecast twice a year: in April and October. Last October, when the fund published its latest forecast for the global economy, the outlook was for a much sharper recession than actually happened: the forecast was for...

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Apr 6, 2021

Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day but forgets the survivors: pension of NIS 4,000 a year
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

The state opening national event to mark Holocaust Martyrs 'and Heroes' Remembrance Day was held Wednesday night at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. The ceremony was attended by President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Speaker of the Knesset and chief justice of the Supreme Court Ester chayut. This year's ceremony was marked by the phrase "until the last Jew - 80 years since the beginning of the mass extermination." In his speech, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the nuclear talks with Iran - and sent a message to the United States: "An agreement with Iran will not...

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Apr 8, 2021

Three months ago Israel was leading in Corona morbidity and today -  is ranked 97th in the world
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

Three months ago, Israel was among the leading countries in morbidity in Corona and at one point was in the first place in the world in morbidity per million inhabitants. But now, almost four months after the start of the vaccination campaign, when 85% of the target population has already been vaccinated - the situation is completely different. According to data collected by a research body belonging to Oxford University, Israel is ranked 97th in the world in the ranking of new infections in the last week per million inhabitants - lower than the world average at the time. The morbidity...

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Apr 9, 2021

Hundreds are demonstrating against P.M Netanyahu in Jerusalem and in bridges all over Israel
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Politics

For the first time since the election, and after the imposition of the task of assembling the government on Benjamin Netanyahu, about a thousand people demonstrate tonight (Saturday) in front of the prime minister's residence on Balfour Street in Jerusalem against him and his government. At the same time, about 30 demonstrators stood in front of the president's house and police forces were called to the scene. Before that many protested at intersections and bridges. The protesters first arrived at the Knesset, from where they marched to Balfour, and some even continued as far as the...

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Apr 10, 2021

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