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 Government Implements Comprehensive Public Transportation Reform to Prevent 12% Fare Increase
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

In response to public concerns over a potential 12% increase in public transportation fares, the Israeli Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Finance collaborated on a comprehensive plan aimed at eliminating the price hike and encouraging greater usage of public transport. The multifaceted reform, spearheaded by Minister of Transportation and Road Safety Miri Regev, seeks to promote "transportation justice" and provide significant discounts to various segments of Israeli society

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Jul 26, 2023

Director of  Education ministry Assaf Tzalel resigned:  Deepening rift hinders my ability to serve
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

The director general of the Ministry of Education, Assaf Tzalel, resigned from his position, in protest of the coup d'├ętat legislation. In a statement he published, he said that "the rift we have reached does not allow me to continue to exercise my responsibilities properly, and that as a public representative he "wishes to take responsibility and end my duties." Education Minister Yoav Kish thanked Tzalel for his position and announced that the director of the Jerusalem district of the ministry, Meir Shimoni, would replace him as director general of the ministry

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Jul 28, 2023

 Gush Dan Red Line Light Rail Inauguration Set for August 18 After Lengthy Delays and Concerns
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

After facing significant delays and safety issues, the highly anticipated Red Line of the light rail system in Gush Dan is finally set to be officially inaugurated on August 18. The project, managed by the NTA Company, experienced multiple postponements over the course of two years due to safety problems, particularly concerning incidents of emergency braking

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Jul 31, 2023

Central Police District Commander Imposes Restrictions on Demonstrations near Ministers' Homes
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

In a move that has sparked controversy and accusations of curbing the freedom of protest, Chief Avi Biton, the commander of the Central Police District, has imposed restrictions on demonstrations near the homes of ten members of the Knesset and ministers. The restrictions were implemented to address concerns raised during a government meeting about the lack of enforcement during protests near ministerial residences and following requests from members of the Knesset to limit demonstrations outside their homes

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Aug 1, 2023

High-Tech Sector Salaries Experience Nominal Decrease Amidst Crisis - Dropped to  NIS 28,031
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

The high-tech sector in Israel witnessed a concerning nominal decrease in average salaries during May, according to recently published data by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). The average salary in the high-tech sector dropped to NIS 28,031 per month in May, down from NIS 29,219 in April. This decrease in wages may reflect the ongoing impact of the high-tech crisis, which has been exacerbated by a sharp decline in investments this year

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Aug 3, 2023

Allenby Street in Tel Aviv Closed for 4.5 Years: Concerns Rise Among Residents and Businesses
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

Allenby Street, one of the bustling thoroughfares in Tel Aviv, has been shut down to vehicular traffic for an anticipated four and a half years, commencing this Friday morning. The closure is a pivotal step in the ongoing development of the purple line of the city's light rail system, with the long-term vision of transforming this segment into a pedestrian-friendly zone. However, the move has sparked frustration and apprehension among local residents and business owners who are apprehensive about the potential impact on their livelihoods

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Aug 11, 2023

Shortage of more than 30 thousand professional teachers with appropriate training
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

The Ministry of Education in Israel is grappling with a dire shortage of qualified teachers as the upcoming school year approaches. The situation, termed a "quality shortage" by officials, reveals a significant gap in professional educators, particularly in science, mathematics, and language subjects. Despite official reports highlighting a shortage of 2,800 teachers, the true deficit exceeds 30,000 teachers who possess appropriate training. This scarcity is set to disrupt schools, leading to class cancellations and overcrowded classrooms

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Aug 13, 2023

Businessmen Reluctant to Join Israeli Minister on Official Trips Amid Political Unrest
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

Ministry of Economy and Industry faced difficulties in recruiting businessmen to accompany Minister Nir Barkat on his official trips to Vietnam and Singapore. The businessmen's reluctance stems from their protest against the government's recent coup d'├ętat, of which Barkat's government is a part. Barkat's first stop is Vietnam, where he is scheduled to depart tomorrow for a four-day visit. During his stay in the capital city, Hanoi, he will actively participate in economic forum discussions, tour various industrial plants across the country, and partake in a celebratory reception at the...

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Aug 14, 2023

 Job Vacancies Decrease Signaling Potential Economic Slowdown Amidst Cost of Living Concerns
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

In a recent report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Thursday, the number of job vacancies in the economy for July totaled approximately 116,948. This figure marked a slight decline from June, which had recorded about 122,228 vacancies. The vacancy rate continued its downward trend, currently standing at 3.7%

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Aug 17, 2023

Father Shay Silas Nigarkar and Son Aviad Nir Victims of Tragic Shooting Attack in Hawara
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

A shocking shooting attack that occurred this Saturday afternoon in the town of Hawara has claimed the lives of Aviad Nir (28) and his father Shay Silas Nigarkar (60), both residents of Ashdod. The victims were in Hawara for routine maintenance on their vehicle and to purchase car accessories when tragedy struck at a local car wash business

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Aug 19, 2023

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