US Consulate-General Israel Photo: Reuters US demands high wall around Jerusalem embassy

Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon recommends granting an exemption for an infrastructure permit so that the embassy can be moved in May.

New apartments Building starts in Israel down 14% in 2017

2017 building starts totaled 46,320, compared with 53,950 in 2016.

Haifa, photo: Shutterstock/ASAP Creative Gov't agrees to build 15,000 new homes in Haifa

The Israel Land Authority (ILA), the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Construction and Housing have signed a NIS 3 billion roof agreement with the Haifa municipality.

IKEA Negev Photo: Roei Lind IKEA's planned Beit Shemesh branch hits legal snag

Moshav Eshtaol alleges that it has a first refusal right to the land for the branch, which is part of the moshav.

New apartments Are lower housing prices good news? Possibly not

Meitav Dash chief economist Alex Zabezhinsky: Lower prices indicate the beginning of an economic slowdown.

Paz Photo: Eli Yahav Paz to sell gas station real estate rights worth NIS 1.5b

Paz has benefited from the increase in land prices in recent years.

Jerusalem's Clal Center in the 80s Photo: Architect Dan Eitan Jerusalem's downtown disaster

The Clal Center is a brutal architectural icon, and a commercial failure, which is alienated from its surroundings.

Tel Aviv luxury apartments Apartments sold and rented

A selection of recent real estate deals in Israel including in Tel Aviv, Rishon Lezion, Rehovot, and Lod.

NYX Jerusalem hotel Photo: Fattal Fattal to open NYX hotel in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda

The new hotel will be the Fattal chain's fourth in the capital and third NYX brand hotel in Israel.

Liora Ofer Photo: Tamar Matsafi Ofer family divides assets

Liora Ofer will sell her shares in Mizrahi Tefahot Bank to Eyal Ofer, her cousin, and will receive in exchange shares in income producing property company Melisron.

real estate  photo: Eyal Izhar Housing prices continue falling, Feb CPI up 0.1%

Home prices fell in December and January and have risen 1.2% over the past year. Inflation is running at 0.2% annually, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports.

Greek orthodox church land Photo: Reuters Church real estate sale rocks Jerusalem housing market

In some prestigious Jerusalem neighborhoods prices have fallen 30% in the 18 months since the deal due to uncertainty about JNF leases.

Tamar Photo: Ben Yoster Tamar Petroleum, Amidar secure NIS 3b in debt offerings

Tamar Petroleum raised $560 million to cover payment to Noble Energy for rights in the Tamar gas reservoir.  

new apartments Treasury: Home sales up in January

Home sales in January 2018 were higher than the preceding month but lower than the corresponding month of 2017.

Tel Aviv luxury apartments Apartments sold and rented

A selection of the latest real estate deals in Israel including in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Givatayaim, Bat Yam, Rehovot and Arad.

Herzliya Pituah Photo: Eyal Reuveni Herzliya Pituah homes become harder to sell

The number of deals in the wealthy Israeli neighborhood has been cut in half and prices have fallen nearly 30%.

Poli House Tel Aviv Photo: Brown Group Developers switch from housing to hotels

The boom in tourism and the uncertainty in the housing market have changed the priorities of many real estate developers as new hotels flourish.

New Downtown Jerusalem plan Photo: Cobb Freed & Partners Breathing new life into Downtown Jerusalem

A major 14,000 square meter plan to transform the area near Davidka Square faces objections from local residents.

Sde Dov airport Photo: Shutterstock Ron Huldai: Don't close Sde Dov airport

In an article written for "Globes," Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai insists that an airport in the heart of the city is essential infrastructure.

Michel Ohayon  illustrator: Gil Gibli From Versailles to Jerusalem

French developer Michel Ohayon's vision for the Jerusalem Waldorf Astoria combines luxury with the spiritual.

Setai Hotel Photo: Website New boutique hotels bring renewal to Jaffa

The hotels, set to open in the next few months, are located in 19th century buildings marked for preservation.

New Bnei Brak housing project Photo: PR S&P Maalot: Housing market stagnation could depress prices

S&P Maalot nevertheless sees the medium-term trend as likely to be upwards.

real estate  photo: Eyal Izhar Israeli homes taking much longer to sell

Figures compiled by the Yad2 website for "Globes" show that Israeli homeowners are taking longer to sell their homes but prices are not falling.

Jerusalem underground cemetery Photo: Guy Nadri Jerusalem's tunnels cemetery nominated for int'l award

With a capacity of 23,025 graves, the tunnels on Har Hamenuhot will help supply Jerusalem's burial needs for 12 years.

Begin Highway Jerusalem Jerusalem plans to cover Begin Highway

A high-tech park, thousands of homes and green areas will be developed adjacent to the Hebrew University, "Yediot Ahronot" reports.

Wind farm photo: Orly Ginnosar Galilee residents fear wind farms will dwarf landscape

Power plants and renewable energy farms are replacing agriculture throughout Israel.

Hanan Mor project  photo: Eyal Izhar Rosario sees Israeli real estate market halt as temporary

Rosario Research & Consulting senior analyst Avital Igner: Kahlon's focus on investors is misguided.

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