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 First time since July 18th:  less than 1,000 verified on weekdays - 983 Israelis have been infected
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Category: Health

For the first time since July 18 - less than 1,000 verified on weekdays: 983 Israelis were notified yesterday (Thursday) that they are positive for Corona. A total of about 83,500 tests were performed and the positive rate was 1.2%. Data from the Ministry of Health show that 448 corona patients are hospitalized in hospitals across the country, 311 of them in critical condition. About 78.5% of the severe patients were not vaccinated at all. 155 of the critically ill patients, i.e. almost half of them, are connected to the respirators. Since the outbreak of the plague, 8,037 corona patients...

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Oct 22, 2021

The share of new climate companies out of start-ups established in 2020 reached 9%
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Category: Hitech

The Innovation Authority and the PLANETech community publish for the first time the climate innovation report for 2021: About 10% of the high-tech companies established in Israel in the past year develop technological technologies in the field of climate; Most of the largest funds in the world in the field of climate do not invest in Israel According to the climate report, the significant challenge for climate companies (Climate Tech) is finding funding for the project, along with difficulties in the "scalel-up" phase, finding a beta site, and regulatory barriers. Dror Bin, CEO of the...

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Oct 21, 2021

 Knesset's Finance Committee approved:  The retirement age for women will be raised from 62 to 65
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Category: Government

The Knesset's Finance Committee approved the law to reduce gender gaps in the labor market and raise the retirement age for women. Under the bill, the retirement age for women from age 62 to age 65 will be raised, over 11 years. The committee has approved a number of tools to make it easier for women to integrate into the labor market or reduce harm. The total cost will amount to about NIS 1 billion. The following are the various measures set forth in the law that will enter into force in January 2022 and were approved by the committee and the Knesset members who dealt with the issue, in...

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Oct 21, 2021

The government  agreed on a basket of benefits for the advancement of the Israeli high-tech industry
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Category: Hitech

The Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Innovation agreed on a basket of benefits for the advancement of the Israeli high-tech industry. The government will promote three legislative amendments designed to strengthen and promote Israeli high-tech as a key engine of growth in the economy. The Ministry of Finance has issued a memorandum of law for public comments that includes three legislative amendments: 1. "Angel Law": granting a tax credit to an investor in a start-up company. This is first and foremost in order to encourage first-round investments ("pre seed"...

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Oct 20, 2021

Environmental Impact Index: The refineries (BZN) - the plant with the highest environmental impact
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Category: Government

The Ministry of Environmental Protection's Environmental Impact Index for 2019, published for the ninth year, provides the rating of the environmental impact of companies and enterprises that are publicly and government-owned. The index provides the public with comparative and simple information on the performance and environmental risks of public companies with large environmental impact and the factories they own. The index examines in depth the environmental risk of 49 public companies, 124 large industrial plants and about 700 gas stations, and its methodology is based on the...

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Oct 20, 2021

The Economics Committee approved the food import reform: Will save customers  NIS 3 billion a year
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The Knesset's Economics Committee has approved the food chapter in the import reform, which will shorten the import processes of sensitive food and is supposed to increase competition. According to estimates by the Ministry of Finance, the reform will save consumers about NIS 3 billion a year. This is a chapter from the import reform that the government sought to approve within the framework of the Arrangements Law. The purpose of the reform is to adjust the regulation on imports in Israel to the European one, thus increasing competition and lowering prices. The food chapter is intended to...

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Oct 20, 2021

Corona declines: 343  patients are in a serious condition - 50% less than one month ago
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The number of corona patients in a serious condition continues to decline and on Wednesday evening their number is 343. For comparison, exactly one month ago the number of critically ill patients was 708. This is a decrease of more than 50%. Of the severe patients - 155 are connected to respirators. Data from the Ministry of Health show that 256 of the critically ill patients are not vaccinated at all, 23 are vaccinated without validity - that is, half a year or more has passed since they received the second vaccine dose and 54 are defined as vaccinated. For some critically ill patients,...

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Oct 20, 2021

Approved: Three business complexes will be built in East Jerusalem of about 100,000 square meters
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Category: Real Estate

The Jerusalem Municipality has approved three business complexes in East Jerusalem. The municipality, through the local planning and construction committee, this week approved the plan to build the business complex in Wadi Jouz, which was developed in a joint initiative with the Jerusalem and Heritage Ministry. In addition, the plan for the development of an employment area in the a-Tour neighborhood was approved for deposit, and the plan for the establishment of an employment and commercial complex in the Umm Tuba neighborhood was approved. In the Wadi Jouz neighborhood, a plan for the...

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Oct 19, 2021

Citizens paid NIS 3.6 billion they did not have to pay to the tax authorities in 2013-2019
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Category: Government

Citizens paid NIS 3.6 billion that they did not have to pay to the tax authorities in the years 2013-2019. This is according to the State Comptroller's report published on Tuesday. The report also states that the Tax Authority did not act to correct the many deficiencies found in the previous report regarding the exercise of public rights in the tax field. The tax they deserve, so they did not use it and paid the state treasury more tax than the law obliges them, and moreover: the tax authority does not have the details of the bank accounts of half a million Israelis at all, who may very...

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Oct 19, 2021

The government decided to expand the outline of cessation of isolation in the education system
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Category: Health

The government decided Monday night to expand the outline of cessation of isolation in the education system. According to the plan, the green class pilot will also apply to kindergartens, yellow localities and not just during school hours. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has decided, based on the Ministry of Health's recommendation, to extend the "green classroom" outline to kindergartens and daycare centers to the green and yellow cities in full, starting this coming Sunday. It was further decided that in the afternoon, the students participating in the green class outline will not...

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Oct 18, 2021

Unemployment rate stands at 7.9%, a slight decrease from the 8% measured in August
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The unemployment data for September published today (Monday) by the Central Bureau of Statistics show that the reduced unemployment rate, which includes the unemployed and therefore unemployed according to the classic definition, stands at 5.3% - about 225,000 people; This is a decrease of about 10,000 people compared to August, when the reduced unemployment rate was 5.5%. This number includes those who have left their jobs in the past year and are actively looking for work. The "medium" unemployment rate - which includes the unemployed in addition to those who did not come to work due to...

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Oct 18, 2021

El Al has announced that it is in contact with Arkia ahead of a possible merger
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Category: Health

El Al has announced that it is in contact with Arkia ahead of a possible merger between the companies. As part of the forthcoming transaction, EL AL will acquire Arkia's shares in exchange for the allocation of EL AL's securities to Arkia's shareholders, according to EL AL's announcement to the stock exchange. El Al clarifies that no memorandum of understanding or binding agreement has yet been signed between the parties and negotiations are still in its infancy. "There is no certainty that the potential transaction will be crystallized and that a binding agreement will be reached between...

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Oct 18, 2021

Finance minister  instructed to formulate a bill to repeal the levy on employment of foreign workers
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

The Minister of Finance, Avigdor Lieberman, announced that he had instructed his ministry to formulate a bill to repeal the levy on the employment of foreign workers in the economy. According to Lieberman, the bill will be submitted immediately after the budget is approved - as early as 2021. The current law requires every employer of a foreign worker to set aside 15% of the worker's salary. The purpose of this duty was to reduce the incentives for employing foreign workers. Lieberman now intends to reverse the trend, on the grounds of lowering the cost of living. "Taxation on the...

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Oct 18, 2021

 "Israeli fintech companies have a tremendous opportunity to invest in Abu Dhabi"
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Financial

The financial event in Abu Dhabi was attended by members of the Beyond Business business delegation of Bank Hapoalim and the Export Institute, in which leading Israeli businessmen alongside government officials and senior businessmen from the United Arab Emirates. Among the topics discussed in the forum were what are the best ways for Israeli businessmen to seek and make an investment in Abu Dhabi, the benefits of investing in a venture in the union and an overview of the main highlights and future opportunities for trading and investing in financial services

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Oct 18, 2021

The number of job vacancies in the economy has increased in September by 6.7% to 137,487
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Category: Government

A large proportion of Israelis continue not to compromise in finding work, and thus the number of job vacancies in the economy has increased, rising in September to 137,487 women and men, compared with 133,835 job vacancies in August. The increase is also reflected in the vacancy rate of all jobs in the economy from 4.79% in August to 4.90% in September. This is according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics. In the third quarter, there was a 6.7% increase in job vacancies compared to the second quarter, against the background of the broad opening of the economy in these months....

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Oct 17, 2021

The number of deaths from Corona: 7,999 - All the deceased in the last 3 days are over 60
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The number of deaths from the outbreak of the corona plague in Israel tonight (Sunday) stands at 7,999. Last weekend, 15 corona patients died, and according to data from the Ministry of Health, one more person died today. Of those who died in the last three days - 11 were not vaccinated at all, one with an invalid vaccine and three were vaccinated. No details were given about another person who died. All the deceased in the last three days are over 60 years old. Data from the Ministry of Health show that in the last 30 days, since September 18, 453 corona patients have died. 74 of those...

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Oct 17, 2021

"Over the weekend there were more than 600 cyber attacks in the health sector - 72% increase"
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Category: Health

Over the weekend, an increase in attempts at cyber attacks against a number of hospitals and medical organizations was identified, according to a joint statement from the Ministry of Health and the National Cyber ​​System. It was also reported that early assessments and a quick response from the center and staff on the ground halted the attempts and no damage was done. It was further reported that the additional burglary attempts were to the government hospitals, probably due to the fact that there is a less good defense system there than in the public hospitals and in general. Check...

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Oct 17, 2021

Inflation in Israel at a peak after 11 years: since the beginning of 2021 CPI rose by 2.5%
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Inflation in Israel continues to rise and is at its peak after 11 years for the first 10 months of the year. The consumer price index rose by 0.2% in September 2021 and since the beginning of the year the cumulative increase has already reached 2.5% and is approaching an increase in the Bank of Israel's interest rate probably in the first half of 2022. Data from the Central Bureau of Statistics Was recorded in the fresh vegetables section, which rose by 9.5%, which further justifies the opening of the industry to come as part of the reform included in the Arrangements Law

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Oct 15, 2021

Real estate businessman Eldad Perry was shot near his synagogue - Had debts of INS 500 million
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Law

The murder on Friday morning of businessman Eldad Perry, 44, caught the residents of Rehovot by surprise. Some residents were in the middle of a morning run, and others were praying in the synagogue when they suddenly heard the sounds of gunfire. Police are continuing efforts to clarify the circumstances of the murder, with all directions of the investigation still open. 06:10 - Businessman Eldad Perry leaves his house for the neighborhood synagogue located in the Faculty of Agriculture, where he used to pray every morning. 06:17 - Perry stops in the parking lot and gets out of the car. A...

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Oct 15, 2021

In the past 12 months 49,000 new apartments were purchased - 32% jump
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Real Estate

The housing market is turbulent: According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), in the 12 months of September 2020 to August 2021: 49,000 new apartments were purchased, a 32% jump compared to the previous 12 months September 2019 - August 2020. In that period 37,000 appartments were purchased. In the 12 months that passed until September 2021, construction also began on 13,000 apartments that are not for sale (for example, by purchasing groups and projects of your home)

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Oct 14, 2021

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