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  • A new phase in Israel-Gulf relations
  • Israel Police Arrest 32 East Jerusalemites on Suspicion of Working ...
  • Czech president meets Rivlin, says Israel is his second home
  • Israeli City of Afula Vows to 'Preserve Jewish Character'

    Finance


  • 'Liberman and Kahlon working for New Israel Fund'
  • US fund sees 'huge opportunity' in Israel that is still widely untapped
  • Israel: Finance, Interior Ministers Call for Early Elections
  • Czech President on Moving Embassy to Jerusalem: I'm Not a Dictator
  • Elbit completes NIS 1.8b. purchase of state-owned IMI weapons ...

    Celebrities


  • SodaStream enlists celebrities in war on plastic pollution
  • How people are conditioned to revile Israel
  • Eight Celebs that Helped Raise $60M for the IDF Right Before It ...
  • After rescue, Gaza's only grand piano makes public comeback
  • Hollywood celebrities raise $60 million for Israeli army

    Culture


  • Vote on controversial Israeli 'loyalty in culture' law postponed
  • Vote on culture loyalty bill set for delay as Kulanu party pulls support
  • Rebel coalition MKs may block Regev's 'cultural loyalty bill'
  • Artists Burn Artworks in Tel Aviv Square to Protest 'Cultural Loyalty' Bill
  • Vote delayed after Cultural Loyalty Law fails to secure majority

    Criminal


  • Israel Police Arrest 32 East Jerusalemites on Suspicion of Working ...
  • Report: 22 Women Murdered in Israel So Far This Year, Up Nearly ...
  • Police find body of missing teenage girl
  • Israel to Purge Young Ethiopian Jews' Criminal Records
  • The New New Anti-Semitism: Hiding Israel's Crimes of State behind ...

    Religion


  • What are Israel and Palestine? Why are they fighting?
  • Bedouin council head: 'I support polygamy, religion above law'
  • Gov. Dankwambo sponsors 225 pilgrims for 2018 pilgrimage to Israel
  • What's the Only Country in the World Where Men Claim They're ...
  • Measles outbreaks hit ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Israel ...

    Politics


  • Czech president meets Rivlin, says Israel is his second home
  • Chad president says 'all options' are open for cooperation with Israel
  • In Israel, president of Chad said ready to renew diplomatic ties
  • Israel's Netanyahu tells Chad leader he will visit more Arab states ...
  • Czech President on Moving Embassy to Jerusalem: I'm Not a Dictator
  • US Ambassador to Israel Denies That Trump Is Delaying Mideast ...
  • Israel seeks to establish diplomatic ties with Bahrain
  • Israeli GDP Growth Slows Sharply While Export Grows
  • Israel Economic Growth Accelerates to 2.3 percent in Third Quarter
  • Bank of Israel Surprises With Rate Rise Before Transition
  • Israel seeks to establish diplomatic ties with Bahrain
  • Israeli Economy Grows 2.3%, Reflecting Global Deceleration
  • Israel economy to retreat steadily over next 2 years
  • US fund sees 'huge opportunity' in Israel that is still widely untapped
  • Hong Kong-Based Investment Bank Ion Pacific Raises $30 Million ...
  • Israeli Economy Grows 2.3%, Reflecting Global Deceleration
  • Israeli GDP Growth Slows Sharply While Export Grows
  • Franklin Templeton opens Israel office
  • Innovation Authority switching support to growth companies
  • Israel wanting tourism investment by Majorca's hoteliers
  • 98% of Israelis Will Live in Giant Apartment Towers by 2050, Report ...
  • November 18, 2018: A new Marshall in Gaza?
  • Finance officials look to dramatically cut men's military draft to two ...
  • Iranian aggression
  • Countdown for Israel's Unmanned Spacecraft to the Moon Nears as ...
  • Israel's Population Growth, Up 160000 to Almost 9 Million
  • Israeli Defense Firm Completes Purchase of State-owned Rival After ...
  • Israel Q3 GDP grows by annualised 2.3 pct led by govt spending ...
  • Israeli Economy Grows 2.3%, Reflecting Global Deceleration
  • The state of medical cannabis
  • Israel's embrace of China is sorely misguided
  • US-China trade war could accelerate Africa sourcing
  • Israel's budget deficit climbs to 3.6%
  • Israel's tax collection sets new record in October
  • Israeli parliament approves 2019 state budget
  • Maytronics profits surge 31% in Q2
  • Wix revenue jumps 49%
  • Israeli lawmakers approve nearly 1 trillion shekel 2017-18 budget
  • Delek Group revenue, profit up in Q1
  • Israel debt-to-GDP Ratio Falls Below 60% for First Time
  • Business in Brief: Moody's Raises Israel Debt Outlook to Positive
  • Concerns grow over Israel's loosening budget ahead of election year
  • Israel Central Banker Wraps Up Her Term, With Praise and Regrets
  • Concerns Grow Over Israel's Loosening Budget Ahead of Election ...
  • Tax Authority threatens Africa-Israel debt settlement
  • Lev Leviev owes Israeli banks NIS 500m

    Israel Leaders


    President


  • Chad president in Israel: We cannot ignore the Palestinians
  • Czech president in Israel, to begin moving embassy to Jerusalem
  • Czech President on Moving Embassy to Jerusalem: I'm Not a Dictator

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Czech President proclaims himself to be 'Israel's best friend' in Knesset
  • EXCLUSIVE: Knesset speaker sees bright future between Israel ...
  • Israel parliament speaker cancels controversial event calling for ...

    Prime Minister


  • Czech President on Moving Embassy to Jerusalem: I'm Not a Dictator
  • Israel's Netanyahu tells Chad leader he will visit more Arab states ...
  • US Ambassador to Israel Denies That Trump Is Delaying Mideast ...

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Czech President, staunch supporter of Israel, to visit
  • Netanyahu's Vision for the Middle East Has Come True
  • Israeli minister brands Celtic fans 'sad' for flying Palestinian flag at ...

    Minister of Economy


  • Israeli economy minister invited to Bahrain conference
  • Economic Data Reveals BDS Also Harms Palestinians, Detrimental ...
  • A new phase in Israel-Gulf relations

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Israeli minister says he's invited to 2019 conference in Bahrain
  • A new phase in Israel-Gulf relations
  • Israel agriculture minister leads settlers into Al Aqsa Mosque

    Minister of Culture


  • Culture wars: 6 things to know for November 26
  • Vote on culture loyalty bill set for delay as Kulanu party pulls support
  • State prosecutor in charge of PM cases recommends charges in ...

    Minister of Defense


  • In Wake of Botched Mission, Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman's ...
  • Israel Defence Minister Lieberman resigns over Gaza ceasefire
  • Now Defense Minister, Netanyahu Suddenly Warms to Security ...

    Minister of Education


  • 'Free after-school programs for kids in southern Israel'
  • Israeli education minister vows not to resign in reprieve for Netanyahu
  • Israel's Creeping Gender Segregation

    Minister of Energy


  • Israel issues bid documents for new gas exploration licenses
  • Energy Minister: No coal use in Israel after 2030
  • Israel to Sell Gas to Egypt, Jordan and Plans to Go to EU Market ...

    Minister of Finance


  • Israel's top decision-making body may be operating without legal ...
  • Israel minister: Coalition is 'flimsy', elections are 'closer'
  • Czech President on Moving Embassy to Jerusalem: I'm Not a Dictator

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Czech President proclaims himself to be 'Israel's best friend' in Knesset
  • Jewish Insider's Daily Kickoff: November 16, 2018
  • Omani diplomat acknowledges Israel is a 'fact of life in the Middle East'

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Israel works to release Arab detained by PA for selling lands to Jews
  • Israeli cabinet minister Erdan urges boycott of Airbnb
  • While Israel's Gulf ties soar, UAE and Abbas's PA now bitterly at odds

    Minister of Justice


  • Bahrain's 'Farce' of an Election Heads to Run-off as Israel Signals ...
  • Israeli minister dismisses Trump peace plan as 'waste of time'
  • Israel's top decision-making body may be operating without legal ...

    Minister of Health


  • Israel security cabinet illegal after Lieberman resignation
  • Israel's top decision-making body may be operating without legal ...
  • Cabinet confirms Aviv Kochavi as Israel army's 22nd chief of staff

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • A new phase in Israel-Gulf relations
  • Israeli press review: Underwater gas pipeline gets green light from ...
  • Jewish Insider's Daily Kickoff: November 26, 2018

    Minister of Sports


  • Israeli Minister Tours Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque Days After ...
  • Israel's Netanyahu to visit Bahrain amid signs of Arabs warming ties ...
  • Shadow of Russian Plane Still Hangs: Israel Worries About Conflict ...

    Director of State Security Service


  • Israeli hacking firm NSO Group offered Saudis cellphone spy tools ...
  • Israeli firm offered Saudi Arabia hacking system ahead of royal ...
  • Israel arrests 32 East Jerusalem residents for serving in PA security ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • Jewish Insider's Daily Kickoff: November 16, 2018
  • Airbnb to Boycott Israel, Will No Longer Provide Listings in West ...
  • PM aide accused of sexual harrasment to formally step down — report

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Israeli police arrest Palestinian Authority 'Governor of Jerusalem'
  • Danon: Israeli entrepreneurship is on the map
  • Violence Erupts Between Gaza and Israel

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Erdan reportedly targeted by Walla as part of Case 4000 deal with ...
  • President of Chad touches down in Israel for historic and ...
  • Shadow of Russian Plane Still Hangs: Israel Worries About Conflict ...

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • State prosecutor in charge of PM cases recommends charges in ...
  • Israeli Police Chief Nominee Must Take Polygraph, Search Panel ...
  • Meeting president of Chad in Jerusalem, PM says Israel-Africa ties ...

    Opposition


  • Opposition MK demands Netanyahu reveal if Israel selling arms to ...
  • Jordan-Israel Political Ties To Remain Strained, But Economic ...
  • Bahrain's 'Farce' of an Election Heads to Run-off as Israel Signals ...

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Israeli GDP Growth Slows Sharply While Export Grows
  • A new phase in Israel-Gulf relations
  • Economic Data Reveals BDS Also Harms Palestinians, Detrimental ...
  • Israel's economy grew at only 2.3% in Q3
  • Israel's deficit jumps to 3.6 pct of GDP, highest since 2012
  • Israel's deficit will meet target in 2018, finance minister says
  • Israel's Economic Future Is Wasting Away in Israel's Yeshivas
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    Investment

  • US fund sees 'huge opportunity' in Israel that is still widely untapped
  • Hong Kong-Based Investment Bank Ion Pacific Raises $30 Million ...
  • Israeli Economy Grows 2.3%, Reflecting Global Deceleration
  • Israeli GDP Growth Slows Sharply While Export Grows
  • Franklin Templeton opens Israel office
  • Innovation Authority switching support to growth companies
  • Israel wanting tourism investment by Majorca's hoteliers
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    Demographics

  • 98% of Israelis Will Live in Giant Apartment Towers by 2050, Report ...
  • November 18, 2018: A new Marshall in Gaza?
  • Finance officials look to dramatically cut men's military draft to two ...
  • Iranian aggression
  • Countdown for Israel's Unmanned Spacecraft to the Moon Nears as ...
  • Israel's Population Growth, Up 160000 to Almost 9 Million
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    Export/Import

  • Israeli Defense Firm Completes Purchase of State-owned Rival After ...
  • Israel Q3 GDP grows by annualised 2.3 pct led by govt spending ...
  • Israeli Economy Grows 2.3%, Reflecting Global Deceleration
  • The state of medical cannabis
  • Israel's embrace of China is sorely misguided
  • US-China trade war could accelerate Africa sourcing
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    Public Spending

  • Israel's budget deficit climbs to 3.6%
  • Israel's tax collection sets new record in October
  • Israeli parliament approves 2019 state budget
  • Maytronics profits surge 31% in Q2
  • Wix revenue jumps 49%
  • Israeli lawmakers approve nearly 1 trillion shekel 2017-18 budget
  • Delek Group revenue, profit up in Q1
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    Public Debt

  • Israel debt-to-GDP Ratio Falls Below 60% for First Time
  • Business in Brief: Moody's Raises Israel Debt Outlook to Positive
  • Concerns grow over Israel's loosening budget ahead of election year
  • Israel Central Banker Wraps Up Her Term, With Praise and Regrets
  • Concerns Grow Over Israel's Loosening Budget Ahead of Election ...
  • Tax Authority threatens Africa-Israel debt settlement
  • Lev Leviev owes Israeli banks NIS 500m
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-05-31ILUnemployment Rate APR3.60%3.80%01
    2018-05-28ILComposite Economic Index APR0.28%0.30%01
    2018-05-28ILInterest Rate Decision0.10%0.10%01
    2018-05-22ILIndustrial Production YoY MAR6.10%7.53%01
    2018-05-22ILIndustrial Production MoM MAR-2.90%3.21%01
    2018-05-18ILInflation Expectations MAY0.60%0.70%01
    2018-05-18ILM1 Money Supply YoY APR13.80%01
    2018-05-17ILManufacturing PMI APR54.754.3101
    2018-05-16ILGDP Growth Annualized 1st Est Q14.10%3.30%01
    2018-05-16ILGDP Growth Rate QoQ 1st Est Q11%0.90%01