Articles by July, 2021

Approved: The unpaid vacation law for employees over 45 - 200,000 will get their benefits
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

The unpaid vacation law was approved in the Knesset on second and third reading at the end of an exhausting night of debates and about 75 votes in the plenum. The law stops extending unemployment benefits to over 200,000 Corona unemployed by the age of 45. This means they will still receive payment for the month of June but will not receive any payment for July. The Minister of Finance passed in the Knesset his decision to take a stricter line on the issue of extending unemployment benefits with almost no changes, with the help of the chairman of the finance committee from his party, MK...

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Jul 1, 2021

A cargo ship previously Israeli-owned was attacked in the indian ocean -- probably by Iran
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

A cargo ship that was previously partially Israeli-owned was attacked at noon (Saturday) in the northern Indian Ocean on its way to the UAE. There were no casualties. The Lebanese channel Al-Miyadin, which is affiliated with Iran and Hezbollah, reported that as a result of the attack, a cago ship burst into flames. The channel, citing "reliable sources", noted that the ship was attacked by "unknown weapons". No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far, but Israel estimates that Iran is responsible. The Israeli company that owned 20% of the ship, Zodiac, sold its holdings a few...

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Jul 3, 2021

The average wage in Israel fell sharply in April by 6.9% and reached  NIS 11,861
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

After the average wage in the economy for Israeli workers rose in February and March and reached a peak of NIS 12,740 - it fell in April by 6.9% compared to the previous month to NIS 11,661. This is according to data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). During the crisis, which may explain the sharp decline in the average wage this month. The largest increase in the number of employee jobs was in the accommodation and food services industry - 12.5% ​​and in the entertainment and leisure arts industry - 11.1%. These industries were the main victims of the Corona crisis, and...

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Jul 5, 2021

Israel Bank governor Professor Amir Yaron: economic growth in 2021 will shrink to  5.5%
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For the 15th month in a row, the Bank of Israel has left the basic interest rate in the economy at 0.1% per year. Thus the prime interest rate will remain at 1.6% per annum. The Monetary Committee of the Bank of Israel has not yet changed its policy of leaving the interest rate at the all-time low, despite the rise in inflation since the beginning of the year. In addition, according to the Bank's forecast, the monetary interest rate is expected to stand at 0.1% in the coming year as well. This is despite previous estimates on the subject, according to which it is claimed that if the price...

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Jul 5, 2021

The Arab sector was more affected by the Corona crisis than Jewish society
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The Employment Service report states unequivocally what was quite clear to everyone involved: Arab society was more affected by the Corona crisis than Jewish society, as of the end of April 2021, the employment rate in Arab society was only 36.6%, 11.7% lower than before the Corona crisis. . Here are some salient data from the report: • The employment rate in Arab society at the end of April was only 36.6%: a decrease of 11.7% compared to the rate measured on the eve of the outbreak of the corona crisis, compared with a decrease of 7.2% among non-Haredi Jews and 8.4% among Haredi Jews. •...

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Jul 6, 2021

Attorney General decided to file an indictment against MK David Bitan in bribery cases
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Law

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has decided to file an indictment against MK David Bitan in bribery cases related to his position in the Rishon Lezion municipality. The affair known as the "1803 case" deals with the suspicion that between the years 2017-2011, Bitan and two of his friends received benefits from private parties, and in return acted to promote the interests of those parties. Earlier this year, Bitan recovered from a corona after being hospitalized for about a month in the intensive care unit. Among the said private entities from which he received benefits are the "Danya...

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Jul 6, 2021

P.M Bennett and Finance Minister Lieberman announced a war on regulation and bureaucracy
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Justice Minister Gideon Saar, and Deputy Prime Minister Avir Kara held a press conference in which they presented a "national plan to reduce regulation and bureaucracy." The trials, already six months ago, during the previous government term. Prime Minister Bennett said that prices in Israel are very high and the government headed by him is not ready to accept the reality. "The truth must be told, the real cause of business awkwardness and the cost of living is the government itself. Everything is going to change, the...

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Jul 6, 2021

Second day in a row that the number of verified had crossed the 500 mark
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The Corona Cabinet is convening following the continued increase in Corona morbidity, and after the discussion that took place yesterday ended without agreements on concrete restrictions. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett clarified that in light of the data collected so far on morbidity - the government will strive to protect citizens while maintaining routine and minimal damage to the economy. "We will try to be as transparent as possible," Bennett said at the opening of the cabinet meeting. "We will explain to the public what we are doing, and we will try to give a long notice in advance...

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Jul 7, 2021

Finance Minister Lieberman:  Subsidy in day care centers will be given if both parents work
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman begins work. The Minister announced today (Wednesday) that he is returning the criterion for maximizing earning capacity in order to receive a subsidy in day care centers worth approximately NIS 1,800 per child. It will be recalled that Foreign Minister Yair Lapid introduced this section when he served as Minister of Finance, but immediately after he ended his term, this section was repealed so that ultra-Orthodox families were no longer required to go to work to receive the subsidy. In order to encourage integration in the employment market, the Minister...

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Jul 7, 2021

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