(JTA) — On one hand, most Israelis say their financial situation is good and getting better. On the other hand, they’re worried they won’t be able to provide for their children.
A surge in Palestinian attacks in Israel is raising concerns that the weakening economy could eventually be pushed into recession.
Israel’s economy would gain $120 billion and the Palestinian economy some $50 billion over the next decade in a two-state solution, a study has found.
Gaza’s economy, stifled by the highest unemployment rate in the world, blockades, poor governance and a series of military conflicts, is headed towards a “collapse,” a new report by the World Bank says.
Though they worry about the economy, many members of both Russia’s Jewish elite and the community’s rank-and-file feel largely insulated from rising xenophobia and nationalism.
Israel’s high cost of living is set to dominate a March 17 election that could shake up Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, with voter anger symbolized by an overpriced dessert.
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.
The collapse of Israel’s government will keep investors on edge at least until new elections are held in March, adding to the economic hit to tourism and growth from the July-August Gaza war.
The Gaza war has chipped about half a percentage off the Israel’s GDP. From gourmet chefs to farmers and retailers, we look at the conflict’s impact on the economy.
After the missiles have stopped, after the troops have come home, even after most of the wounded are out of the hospital, Israelis will still be feeling the burden of Operation Protective Edge — this time in their pockets.