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The consumer price index rose in March relatively sharp - 0.6% and housing by 0.3%
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The consumer price index rose in March 2021 by a relatively sharp rate of 0.6% - this is what the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reports today. This is the sharpest monthly increase since May 2019, when the index rose by 0.7%. After almost a year of negative inflation, the rate The change in the index in the last 12 months - the figure that reflects inflation in the economy - has returned to positive and reached 0.2%. According to the CBS, significant price increases were recorded in March compared with February in the clothing (5.8%), culture and entertainment (2.2%), transportation...

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Apr 14, 2021

Israel commemorates the 23,928 fighters that have fallen in the Israeli battles
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Category: Government

Israel commemorates the fallen in the Israeli battles: In the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem, the official state ceremony was held that opened the Memorial Day events for IDF casualties and victims of hostilities. To those who died and were recognized as martyrs of the Israeli systems. From 1860 to the present, 23,928 fighters have fallen, including 43 casualties added in the past year and 69 IDF disabled people who died and were recognized as martyrs of the Israeli military. 4,176 martyrs were killed in hostilities. At 20:00, a one-minute memorial siren was sounded all over the country,...

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Apr 13, 2021

 3,831 new apartments were sold to the general public in Feruary - a jump of 21.7%
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Real Estate

In February this year, 3,831 new apartments were sold to the general public - a jump of 21.7% compared to February 2020, when 3,147 new apartments were sold. This emerges from a survey published by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) regarding demand for new dwellings. On a monthly basis, there was a more moderate increase of 2.9% compared to the previous month (January 2021), when 3,724 new dwellings were sold. On an annual basis (last 12 months - March 2020-February 2021), this is a 15.9% increase in the sale of new apartments (compared with the previous 12 months - March...

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Apr 13, 2021

After more than a year on May 23rd  vaccinated tourist groups will be able to enter Israel
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

After more than a year in which tourists were not allowed to enter Israel, the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health announced today (Tuesday) that in about a month, on May 23, several vaccinated tourist groups will be able to enter the country. In the first phase, this is a quota of only about 30 groups that will receive an entry permit, and only after a few weeks and in accordance with the results of the groups' entry into Israel will expansion be possible for the entry of individual vaccinated tourists

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Apr 13, 2021

Back to routine: Consumer confidence index in March rose to 7% - like the value in February 2020
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Returning to the routine, also on the economic side: The consumer confidence index in March rose to 7% - compared to 12% - in the previous month, and similar to the value measured in February 2020, on the eve of the corona crisis, then the index stood at 6%. This is what the Central Bureau of Statistics publishes today (Tuesday). The balance sheet relating to the individuals' intentions for large purchases in the coming year compared to the previous year stands at 24%, similar to February; The balance sheet has been improving since October, when it stood at 45%. The balance sheet relating...

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Apr 13, 2021

Approved from next week: Return to full schooling in all classes without capsules
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Category: Government

The government convened on Monday evening and approved in principle the return to full schooling in all classrooms and the abolition of capsules starting next week, in light of data indicating a dramatic drop in morbidity in the education system. An official vote has not yet been taken, and it will be held only after the regulations are brought in for ministerial approval tomorrow, once work on them is completed. The government is also discussing a plan by the Ministry of Transportation to increase the capacity of passengers at Ben Gurion Airport, as well as the number of flights. During...

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Apr 13, 2021

Iran crisis: An Israeli cargo ship was attacked near the UAE by a missile - light damage
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Category: Government

An Israeli cargo ship was attacked in the Persian Gulf, near the UAE port of Fujairah, according to a report in Lebanon. According to the report, this is a ship carrying cars called the "Ray Canopy", which made its way from Kuwait to the Emirates, waving the Bahamas flag. The ship, owned by Israeli businessman Rami Unger, was hit by missile fire - and the damage caused to it is defined as light. Following the injury, she was forced to enter the port area of ​​the UAE and perform damage control. Media close to the Iranian regime reported that the damage to the ship occurred after a 48-hour...

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Apr 13, 2021

Budget deficit in March - NIS 11.4 billion and since the beginning of the pandemic NIS 185 billion
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A deficit of NIS 11.4 billion was recorded in the state budget in March this year and is smaller than the deficit in the first month of the Corona crisis, March 2020, which amounted to NIS 15.9 billion. The cumulative deficit from April 2020 to March this year amounts to NIS 169.4 billion and constitutes 12.1% of GDP, a decrease compared to a deficit of 12.4% of GDP in February. The cumulative deficit since the beginning of the corona (including March 2020) is about NIS 185 billion, compared to the Treasury's estimates of only NIS 180 billion. The data published by the Accountant General...

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Apr 12, 2021

IVC: Israeli high-tech enjoyed $ 5.37 billion in investments in the first quarter of 2021
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Category: Hitech

The research company IVC, in collaboration with the law firm Meitar, presents the data for the first quarter of 2021 in Israeli high-tech. The report they published shows that the first quarter in the industry was exceptional, and that the volumes of capital entering the market were exceptional and unprecedented. Israeli high-tech enjoyed $ 5.37 billion in investments in one quarter. This is an jump of 89% from the previous, last quarter of 2020, where the volume of fundraising was $ 2.8 billion - which was also an extraordinary and strong quarter in terms of fundraising. By comparison,...

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Apr 12, 2021

Iran: an electricity malfunction at Natanz -  It can be estimated it's an Israeli cyber attack
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Category: Government

The Iranian nuclear agency announced on Sunday a malfunction in the electricity system at the Natanz nuclear facility - less than a day after the announcement of the operation of advanced centrifuges at the site. It can be estimated that this is an Israeli cyber attack. Because according to reports, it was Israel that was behind cyber activity ten years ago, an activity known as "Staxent", a computer worm that caused a real disruption in the Natanz hubs. The background to the malfunction is unknown, but the agency said that the issue is under investigation and the conclusions will be...

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Apr 11, 2021

Corona: The rate of positive tests is lower than 1% in the last 7 days
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The rate of positive tests is lower than one percent in the last whole week. The number of verified daily has been lower than 500 for two weeks. The coefficient of infection also decreases. Still, most schoolchildren still study in capsules - so stay home most of the day. Data from the Ministry of Health published on Saturday evening show that the rate of positive tests has been lower than 1% for six days in a row. Yesterday the positive rate was 0.6%. A total of 221 Israelis were diagnosed positive for Corona yesterday (Friday), and another 48 have been diagnosed since midnight. A total...

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Apr 10, 2021

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

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

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

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

President Rivlin handed the mandate to form the government to Benjamin Netanyahu
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Category: Politics

President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin convened a live statement this morning (Tuesday) announcing his decision to hand the mandate to form the next government on Benjamin Netanyahu, hours before the inauguration of the 24th Knesset. "I am well aware of the position of many in the public that the president should refrain from imposing a post on a candidate who is indicted, but that according to the law and the Supreme Court decision, the prime minister can continue to be indicted even under indictments. This is the language of the law. Submitted to him, "the president said. Rivlin stressed that...

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Apr 6, 2021

 Israeli cyber  attracted investments in a record sum of $ 1.5 billion  during the first Q of 2021
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Category: Hitech

The Israeli cyber industry has always been a focus of interest for foreign eyes, and in the first three months of the year it also attracted the eyes of investors, who invested a record $ 1.5 billion in 17 fundraisers by Israeli start-ups in the field during the first quarter of 2021. The amount raised is 137.7% compared to the investments made by Israeli companies in the field in the first quarter of 2020, when they stood at $ 631 million, and 455.5% more than in the first quarter of 2019, when $ 270 million was invested in them. This is according to data from the research company IVC,...

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Apr 5, 2021

"The accusations deal with the meeting point between power and the desire to influence the media"
Israel Bank concerns: Students effected by the Corona crisis will be harmed in the labor market
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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

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