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  • Whether ‘Bibi’ or ‘Bougie’, Israelis demand living costs relief

    March 10, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Whoever wins Israel's election next week must answer demands for relief from soaring housing prices and a high cost of living, but the days of big state spending on social programs are unlikely to return.

    Opinion polls show that more than half of Israelis believe social issues...

  • Zionist Camp Economics 101: Out with the New, In with the Old

    February 4, 2015 | 10:40 am

    Forget Hezbollah, Hamas, Abbas and Iran: the primary driver in Israel's upcoming elections is the high cost of living. Recent polls have consistently shown that domestic policy and economics, rather than security and Palestinian peacemaking, are what most Israelis will be thinking...

  • Netanyahu makes cost-of-living promise ahead of Israeli election

    December 9, 2014 | 9:00 am

    In nearly nine years as Israel's prime minister spread over three terms, Benjamin Netanyahu has been a security hawk, promising to do whatever it takes to combat the threat from Palestinian militants or a nuclear-armed Iran.

    But as he opened his campaign for a fourth term ahead...

  • Israeli workers strike cut short by court

    November 7, 2011 | 8:18 am

    Israel’s main labor union ended a brief strike that shut down major sectors of the economy on Monday, following a labor court injunction that limited the action to just four hours.

    The Histadrut Labour Federation, the umbrella body for hundreds of thousands of public sector workers,...

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  • Israel at a crossroads: Danger or opportunity?

    August 31, 2011 | 1:43 pm

    Conflicting Issues or two sides of Israel’s national security?

    a)  Israel’s middle class and the socio-economic ‘‘Revolution’‘: 300,000 Israeli’s take to the streets demanding a ‘‘New Deal’‘.
    b) ‘‘Palestinian September’’ – Recognition of an independent Palestinian State: ...

  • Netanyahu comments on protests get music remix [VIDEO]

    August 1, 2011 | 12:38 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become the latest target of Israeli musician Noy Alooshe and his satirical music videos.

    In the clip released this week, Alooshe takes comments by the prime minister claiming that there would be no protests in Israel akin to those in the Arab...

  • Jewish Poor Fear Stigma of Poverty

    By Marc Ballon

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    For Albert Osher, life was good. The co-owner of a Fairfax antique store that registered annual sales of $100,000, he enjoyed romantic dinners with his live-in girlfriend, theater and movies. To prepare for his impending retirement, the now-78-year-old New York native stashed away...

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