Articles by September, 2022

Weizmann Institute reveals: Blood tests for cancer diagnosis - Successful alternative
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

A new scientific development may lead to blood tests for cancer diagnosis: Weizmann Institute researchers have located genetic changes in the blood of cancer patients, which may represent a "seal" that will enable early diagnosis of various diseases and cancerous tumors - with a simple blood test. The research findings are published in the scientific journal Nature Biotechnology. Cancer is the world's leading cause of death, even before heart disease, and the diagnosis is often made too late, when the tumor has already spread and the metastases cannot be destroyed. The currently accepted...

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Sep 10, 2022

El Al will repay the state with early repayment of loan funds amounting to 45 million dollars
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

The Ministry of Finance and El Al have agreed that the airline will repay the state with early repayment of loan funds amounting to 45 million dollars. The funds were given to El Al as part of the aid provided by the state to Israeli airlines amid the Corona crisis. The company will return the amount to the state in full by the end of the year - on December 20, 2022.

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Sep 11, 2022

Budgets for a state-religious high school student in 2021 was 26% more than in secular high schools
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

The average budget for a state-religious high school student in 2021 was NIS 41,400 - 26% more than the budget for a state high school student, which was over NIS 32,800. This was the gap in 2020 as well - thereby maintaining the large gap between the two sectors this year as well. This is according to the "Budgetary Transparency" presentation for 2021 published today (Sunday) by the Ministry of Education. These disparities are the result of the period in which ministers from the religious parties ruled the ministry, between 2015 and 2020 - first Naftali Bennett and then Rafi Peretz - who...

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Sep 11, 2022

Israelis  save on expenses considered a necessity but spend on experiential and fun
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

Israelis try to save on expenses that are considered a necessity - such as buying food products at the supermarket and paying electricity and water bills - and on the other hand, continue to spend on things they see as experiential and fun, for example going to restaurants and cultural and entertainment shows. The result is a clear slowdown in the increase in spending from June to August (compared to the corresponding period in 2021), compared to the rate of growth from January to May, alongside a significant increase in the portion of spending on entertainment and pleasure in the total...

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Sep 11, 2022

Public transport reform:  Approved metropolitan transportation authorities - Service on Saturday?
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After the government approved last night (Sunday) the proposal for the establishment of metropolitan transportation authorities by the Minister of Transportation, MK Merav Michaeli, which should allow, with the advancement of the legislation, the delegation of powers to the authorities to run public transportation tenders on Shabbat, the question arises whether the heads of the local authorities who will head the metropolitan areas are even interested in this.

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Sep 12, 2022

Total mortgages taken out in August 2022 totaled NIS 9.638 billion - a decrease of about 5%
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Real Estate

The sharp interest rate hikes are giving their signals: the total mortgages taken out in August 2022 was NIS 9.638 billion - a decrease of about 5% compared to the previous month and about 19% compared to last June (then it was NIS 11.88 billion). This is according to data from the Bank of Israel. In the background, last month the Bank of Israel announced another and sharpest interest rate increase in 20 years - 0.75%. Thus, the basic interest rate in Israel is currently 2% compared to only 0.1% about five months ago, and the prime interest rate is correspondingly 3.5%, which has boosted...

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Sep 12, 2022

P.M Lapid: shifts of 16 hours for specialist doctors will start in the periphery immediately
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The long struggle of the specialist doctors is bearing fruit: Prime Minister Yair Lapid has decided that the preparation to shorten specialist shifts to 16 hours will begin in the periphery immediately. The chairman of the organization of specialized doctors and the leader of the struggle, Dr. Ray Beaton, announced the withdrawal of the letters of resignation. "We have made a great achievement," said Dr. Beaton. "We have not finished the struggle. But as of now, we have reached a situation where the letters of resignation can be withdrawn."

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Sep 12, 2022

Sunfrost's frozen bean products are back on the shelves after the discovery of parts of a snake
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

Sunfrost's frozen bean products are back on the shelves, after their production and marketing was stopped due to the discovery of parts of a snake, a mouse, a snail and a bird's foot, among others, in the company's beans and peas, which is owned by Tnuva. They will gradually return to the points of sale starting today. Sunfrost controls about 70% of the cash sales in the frozen vegetables category. See that Sunfrost has begun the process of improving quality control and sorting at its factory in Migdal Ha'Emek, but has not yet activated the three optical sorting machines it announced it...

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Sep 15, 2022

 inflation slowed slightly in August to minus 0.3% but housing prices continue to soar by 17.9%
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While inflation slowed slightly in August and the consumer price index fell by a higher rate than expected - 0.3% - the housing market is heating up and apartment prices continue to soar. Despite the moderation in the mortgage market and the drop in the number of apartments sold, in the months of June-July, the price of apartments increased by 1.3%, thus registering an annual increase of 17.9% - the highest jump since 2010

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Sep 15, 2022

Spending in the summer months using digital wallets jumped 5.5 times compared to July-August 2021
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

The spending of Israelis in the summer months using digital wallets jumped 5.5 times compared to July-August last year. This is according to a summary of data from the Automated Bank Services Company, which manages the national credit card payment system in Israel

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Sep 17, 2022

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