In Israel, one-upmanship between the prime minister and the finance minister takes the place of serious budget planning.
Anti-corruption demonstrations in Russia make Vladimir Putin's regime suddenly look vulnerable.
Israel's banks saw an increase in provisions for credit losses, mainly in the fourth quarter of the year, and mainly in credit to households.
Fear of Iran and mistrust of President Trump have been pushing the Gulf states closer to Israel.
The recent escalation in tensions over offshore gas tenders was probably a deliberate step by Hezbollah.
Intel's acquisition of Mobileye was one fairly small move in the great global auto-tech game.
The stream of global venture capital investment in Israel's auto-tech industry will now reach huge proportions.