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Michal Halperin photo: Eyal Izhar Israeli antitrust law overhaul passes Knesset first reading

The amendment to the Restrictive Trade Practices Law is meant to cut regulation and focus the Antitrust Authority's activity on maintaining competition.

Dolphinarium demolition Photo: Guy Nadri Dolphinarium demolished as sports center planned

Objections to grandiose plans on land opposite the Tel Aviv seafront site are still being considered.

Growth Photo: Shutterstock Israel's economy grew at 4.2% in Q1 2018

This latest growth follows 4.4% growth on an annualized basis in the fourth quarter of 2017, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports.

new apartments Home prices continue falling, April CPI up 0.4%

Home prices are now down over the past 12 months while inflation is rising, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports.

Moshe Kahlon and Steven Mnuchin Photo: GPO Noam Rivkin Fenton Kahlon, Mnuchin pledge cooperation on terror finance

The two finance ministers met in Moshe Kahlon's Jerusalem office ahead of the opening of the new US Embassy.

Ashdod Port photo: Tamar Matsafi Ashdod Port workers seek to renew strike

The workers are asking the Histadrut to call a legal strike and restore their "democratic right".

Jerusalem Arabs Photo: Shutterstock Israeli cabinet approves NIS 2b for East Jerusalem Arabs

The five-year program is designed to improve education, encourage employment, and upgrade transportation for East Jerusalem's Arabs.

Ashdod Port Photo: Eyal Yizhar Stevedores return to work at Ashdod and Haifa ports

The National Labor Court will hand down a decision on contempt of court petitions, after port workers flouted back to work orders, on Tuesday.

bureaucracy  image: Shutterstock When regulation is strangulation

Despite ministers' declarations, Israel continues to fall behind in the only global efficiency index that counts.

Ayalon Highway  photo: Eyal Izhar Israel's transport planning off the rails

Despite Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz being nine years in the job, we still lack a coherent plan.

Chaim Sharir and Mosh Danon The Israeli TV producers thinking global

With the world hungry for new television drama, Chaim Sharir and Mosh Danon see a great opportunity for Israel's uninhibited creative talent.

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