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 A month since the vaccination campaign against Corona began - 35 year old can get vaccinated
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Category: Health

About a month since the "returning to life" vaccination campaign against the corona virus began, the director general of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Hezi Levy, announced its expansion and lowering the age of vaccinators to 35 in coordination with the HMOs. The change will take effect tomorrow. Clalit and Meuhedet began vaccinating younger insureds as early as last week without coordinating it with the state. Levy demanded that they stop this, and Clalit Health Insurance Fund did indeed stop scheduling appointments for insureds of the same age. After the Ministry of Health approved the...

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Jan 27, 2021

Israeli startup Drivenets  completed a huge $ 208 million fundraiser
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

Ido Susan and Hillel Kobrinsky recently completed a huge $ 208 million fundraiser for their startup, Drivenets, which has developed a solution that helps media companies increase surfing volume and maintain profitability. The start-up has benefited in the past year from the move to work from home, which has forced communications companies to deal with a huge volume of traffic, and invested in expanding their infrastructure. Drivents was established in December 2015, and this is its second round of capital raising since its inception. The round was led by the D1 Capital Partners fund, which...

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Jan 27, 2021

 7,737 Israelis have been found positive for the corona virus in the past day - 9.6%
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The Ministry of Health updated this morning (Wednesday) that 7,737 Israelis have been found positive for the corona virus in the past day. The rate of positive tests remains high at 9.6% out of 83,367 tests for the virus. From midnight to this hour another 1,087 carriers have been diagnosed. The number of patients currently active is 76,708, of whom 1,141 are in critical condition. 393 of them in critical condition, and 311 respirators. 4,513 people died in the plague outbreak in the country. In Jerusalem 14,249 active patients, in Bnei Brak 4,934, in Modiin Illit 3,113, in Beit Shemesh...

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Jan 27, 2021

Ministry of Finance and the public hospitals: agreed NIS 105 million each month for their operation
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

An end to the saga of a lack of budgets for medical care in hospitals? The Ministry of Finance and the public hospitals announced tonight (Wednesday) that an agreement has been reached according to which all the hospitals together will receive NIS 105 million each month for their operation and for the purchase of urgent equipment and medicines

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Jan 27, 2021

Attorney General Mandelblit: the loan received by Netanyahu  from his cousin is a prohibited gift
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Law

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit informed the High Court that the loan received by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from his cousin, the American businessman Natan Milikovsky, in the amount of $ 300,000, is a prohibited gift. This is after the ombudsman ruled two years ago that this is a gift that requires the approval of the permits committee. The ombudsman explains the change in position in exposing the business ties between Netanyahu and Milikowski in the stock affair, which the ombudsman decided to close in October. A decision published on Tuesday evening in response to a petition...

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Jan 26, 2021

Facebook suspended Likud's propaganda chat for calling public to disclose private data of citizens
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Law

Facebook suspended the Likud's propaganda chat, Bibi Bot, this week, following a post calling for the public to be given personal details of citizens who have not yet been vaccinated in Corona, the social network confirmed tonight. On Saturday, Dr. Anat Ben-David of the Open University revealed that Bibi Bot, a key figure in Likud election campaign in the form of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is asking his followers to send him confidential medical information about their relatives and acquaintances. We have not yet been vaccinated, "he wrote," you can write to me here in response to...

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Jan 25, 2021

 Since the begining of the closure 150,159 job seekers have registered, 5,560 over the weekend
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As expected, due to the extension of the third closure by another 10 days so far, employers have increased their employees' time off. Data reported this morning (Sunday) by the Employment Service show that 5,560 new jobseekers were registered over the weekend. Since the beginning of the third closure, a total of 150,159 new job seekers have been registered, of whom 89,000 have been registered since the closure was tightened. The data also show that 121,291 jobseekers were taken on unpaid leave and their rate is about 80.8% of all new unemployed, while 28,868 of them were fired or resigned

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Jan 24, 2021

 Prime Minister Netanyahu presents a new financial assistance plan -- An election bribe
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

On Sunday evening, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Israel Katz presented an election bribe that the Attorney General opposes. This is a new economic plan. The plan has not been coordinated with the Ministry of Finance or the Ministry of Justice, and is expected to face legal opposition in light of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's position against the launch of economic plans during the election period, which was sent to the Minister of Finance last week

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Jan 24, 2021

Closure?  Rabbi Hagar instructed his followers to open Sunday all the educational institutions
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The Rebbe of Viznitz, Rabbi Yisrael Hagar, instructed his followers to open all the educational institutions of the court starting tomorrow, and also called on other rabbis to act like him and order their communities to do so. Hagar heads the third largest Chassidut in Israel, is a member of the Torah Party Torah and has a representative in the Knesset (MK Yaakov Tessler). This is the first crack in the official position of the mainstream leaders in the ultra-Orthodox community, who have so far called on the public (at least publicly) to maintain the closure guidelines. The Rebbe of...

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Jan 23, 2021

The decline in living standards in 2020 was the largest recorded since 2001
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The public has suffered in 2020 the most severe damage to its economic situation in the last twenty years. According to the report, the decline in living standards in Israel in 2020 was the largest recorded in the country since the Great Recession in 2001. Households from the middle-class deciles suffered the most economic damage while families from the highest decile suffered less income. Thus, incomes Of households in the fifth and sixth deciles decreased in 2020 by about 5% compared to 2019, in the seventh decile income decreased by 4.3%, and in the eighth decile by 4%. In the ninth...

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Jan 21, 2021

the public debt ratio of GDP has jumped in the past year from 60% to 73.1%
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There was a significant increase in the corona 2020 in the government debt of Israel and in the public debt, which includes the debts of local authorities. Taking out large-scale loans for government spending to fight the virus and aid the economy, caused for the first time in 11 years a significant increase in debt and this increase is expected to continue in 2021. However, it must be said honestly. A debt of 73% is a very impressive rate. We are very far from a real economic crisis. Even if it grows to 80% this year, we are very far from a real economic crisis

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Jan 21, 2021

The district court:  Linoy Bar-Geffen can file a defamation lawsuit against the company in Israel
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Law

The district court today (Wednesday) rejected the appeal filed by Twitter against a decision given in September in the Magistrate's Court - in which it was determined that Linoy Bar-Geffen could file a defamation lawsuit against the company in Israel. The lawsuit, for NIS 300,000, was filed by Bar Geffen in 2019 against Twitter (+ 3.89% 47.72) - after she asked her twice to remove an abusive and blatant tweet posted against her and her partner - and was denied. Only after contacting lawyer Guy Ophir and he turned to Twitter, the tweet was removed. According to Bar Geffen, her inquiries...

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Jan 20, 2021

The government approved to extend the tightened closure by 10 days
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The tightened closure will last longer than planned: On Tuesday evening, the government approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's proposal to extend the tightened closure by 10 days. Thus, the severe restrictions that were supposed to expire after two weeks this coming Thursday - will last until Sunday 31 January at midnight. At the same time, it was decided that a negative corona test would apply 72 hours before departure from abroad to Israel. The tight closure was supposed to end on Thursday this week, but the morbidity data led to its extension. , Yesterday a record of more than...

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Jan 19, 2021

Israel at the forefront enforcing restrictions: 30,000 reports in Britain compared to 522,000 here
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Law

Israel is at the forefront of enforcing restrictions as part of the fight against the corona virus. This is according to data collected by the Israel Police from its partners around the world. For comparison, 30,000 reports have been distributed in the UK so far, compared to 522,000 reports distributed in Israel. This emerges from data presented by the Israel Police. In recent months, the Israel Police has been holding online meetings with police around the world in order to learn about their challenges there, and try to find solutions to local challenges. Among other things, the police...

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Jan 18, 2021

high fine of NIS 6 million imposed on Hot after it thwarted the wholesale market reform
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The Ministry of Communications imposes a high fine on Hot after it thwarted the wholesale market reform. The ministry imposed an unusual fine of NIS 6 million on the cable company. The fine was imposed after the Ministry of Communications, according to the Ministry of Communications, prevented the implementation of the reform for about a year, and made it difficult for Internet providers without infrastructure to lease infrastructure segments and market them to consumers. The wholesale market reform required Bezeq and Hot to allow competitors to ride on their infrastructure. The reform...

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Jan 17, 2021

Borrowers of new housing loans can attach two-thirds of the loan to the prime interest rate
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Real Estate

From Sunday, borrowers of new housing loans can attach two-thirds of the loan to the prime interest rate, which is at a low. The basic interest rate in the Bank of Israel is 0.1% per annum, and therefore the prime interest rate is 1.6%, according to which each bank determines the interest rate on the loan it will grant to the borrower. This is a directive announced by the Bank of Israel last month, which means removing restrictions on the provision of variable-rate housing loans. At the end of December, the Bank of Israel updated that it had set January 17 as the date on which restrictions...

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Jan 17, 2021

Week 30: Thousands are protesting against the conduct of the government and Netanyahu
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Politics

Week 30 in a series of demonstrations against Netanyahu: As every Saturday night, tonight thousands are protesting against the conduct of the government and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself demonstrations across the country. Many were observed at bridges and intersections from north to south and now many are protesting in front of the Netanyahu family's home in Caesarea as well as in front of the official residence on Balfour Street in Jerusalem. Under the heading "Storing the country from corruption," the protesters will demonstrate at hundreds of intersections, squares and...

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Jan 16, 2021

 Consumer price index fell in 2020 by 0.7%  - housing prices rose by 1% in October-November
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The consumer price index fell 0.1% in December; For the whole of 2020, the index fell by 0.7%, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. In 2019, the inflation rate was 0.6%. The CBS also published a change in housing prices (news and second hand - data that are not part of the consumer price index): housing prices rose by 1% in October-November, compared with September-October - thus completing an increase of 3.2% compared to the same period (October -November 2019). Significant price decreases were recorded in the fresh vegetables and fruits sections (2.9%) and education services...

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Jan 15, 2021

Bank of Israel will purchase $ 30 billion in 2021 - to strengthen the dollar against NIS
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

The Bank of Israel will purchase $ 30 billion in 2021 - following the announcement, the dollar erased the declines it recorded earlier today, and now the US currency is jumping 2.5% to NIS 3.20. Earlier, the dollar fell 0.6% to a low of almost 25 years - NIS 3,114. The euro rose by 2% and traded at NIS 3.87. The advance notice of the volume of purchases is intended to provide the market with certainty about the Bank's commitment to deal with the sharp appreciation that has recently taken place, thus supporting the economy's continued to deal with the economic consequences of the corona crisis

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Jan 14, 2021

within 12 months up to December 2020  38,800 new apartments were sold - dramatic increase of 21.3%
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Real Estate

Additional signs of an increase in demand for apartments: A survey by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) published shows that in the 12 months of December 2019 to November 2020, 38,800 new apartments were sold - a dramatic increase of 21.3% compared to the previous 12 months (December 2018 to November 2019 ), In which a little less than 32,000 apartments were sold. In September-November 2020, 11,360 new apartments were sold. An increase of 7.3% compared to the previous three months (June-August), when 10,595 new apartments were sold

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Jan 14, 2021

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