Israel has 2nd-highest income gap among OECD countries

Lack of competition exacerbating gap between rich and poor; Israel still one of the world's most stable and flourishing economies.Raphael Poch, 1/31/2016, 12:40 PM

Report: Better-educated Israelis earn better money, on average

Better-educated Israelis are doing better than their peers in other developed countries, an OECD report says.Moshe Cohen, 12/13/2015, 4:50 PM

Israeli Teachers Make 37% Less Than OECD Average

Central Bureau of Statistics finds that men make 15% more, on average, than women as well.Tova Dvorin, 6/2/2015, 2:58 PM

Living on the Edge: Nearly 2/3 of Israelis are Often Overdrawn

Shocking figures reveal many Israelis living constantly in the red; Bank of Israel wants to know why.Hillel Fendel, 11/3/2014, 3:27 PM

Report: Prices in Israel Not So Bad

Prices in Israel may be high, but they are going up at a slower pace than in other OECD countries, a report said.Moshe Cohen, 11/3/2014, 2:16 AM

World Bank: Israel Less Business-Friendly Than in the Past

The World Bank Israel listed in 40th place as a business-friendly location, two places below Israel's position in the 2013 report.Moshe Cohen, 11/2/2014, 5:20 PM

Israel 4th Most Educated Country

OECD: Israel follows Russia, Canada and Japan, and is followed by the United States.Arutz Sheva, 9/15/2014, 12:13 AM

Hospital Bed, Medical Equipment Shortage Revealed in OECD Report

Israel's hospitals are consistently full-to-bursting, lack enough advanced medical equipment, according to 2012-based survey.Tova Dvorin, 6/30/2014, 7:10 PM

Report: To Cut Poverty, Govt. Must Spend Money

Israel needs to invest money in order to lower the poverty rate, a Knesset-appointed panel said in a report released MondayYosef Berger, 6/24/2014, 3:45 AM

International Monetary Fund: Israel's GDP Growth Stable

Israel's GDP continues to grow, according to new report - but unemployment in specific populations continue to threaten that growth.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2014, 8:33 PM

Analyst: Farmers’ ‘Cartels’ Mean Israelis Pay More

Analyst: Israelis pay 25% more due to powerful agricultural lobbies. The solution is simple – but won’t be easy.Maayana Miskin, 1/12/2014, 1:25 PM

OECD Sec'y-Gen Praises Israeli Economy With Lapid

In joint press conference, Angel Gurria and Finance Min. Lapid discuss new OECD report on Israeli economy.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 12/9/2013, 9:26 AM

Report: In Spite of Strong Economy, Israeli Poverty Still High

High unemployment among Arab women, hareidi men contributes towards Israel ranking bottom out of 35 OECD states.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2013, 4:55 PM

Bank of Israel: Israelis Pay Less Tax, Get Less

Bank of Israel finds Israelis pay less tax than others in OECD - and get less from the government.Maayana Miskin, 12/8/2013, 3:19 PM

Liquor Tax? I Didn't Do It, Says Finance Minister(s)

Don't blame him for the increase in taxes on cheap liquor, Finance Minister Yair Lapid said MondayDavid Lev, 7/1/2013, 10:29 PM

Critics: Lapid Liquor Law 'To Help Out His Cigar Smoking Pals'

Beginning Monday, prices on some alcoholic beverages in Israel will shoot up – while the cost of others will come downDavid Lev, 6/30/2013, 9:57 PM

Israeli Kids' Career Choices: Medicine and Science

Israeli kids are twice as motivated to become doctors as are kids elsewhereDavid Lev, 9/20/2012, 7:06 PM

Report: Israel is the Second-Most Educated Country

The “Education at a Glance 2012” report finds that 64% of Israelis reach higher education, second only to Canada.Elad Benari, 9/12/2012, 5:44 AM

OECD: 'Pat on the Back and Move On - Crisis Not Over'

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria praises Israel on its management of the global fiscal crisis, but warns “it's not over yet.”Chana Ya'ar, 6/6/2012, 10:56 AM

PM: Middle Class Resents Hareidim, Arabs

In comments sure to anger some of his coalition partners, PM Netanyahu said that Hareidim and Arabs made Israeli 'look bad' in OECD reports.David Lev, 4/5/2012, 1:52 PM

OECD Report: Israel 2nd Among Educated Countries

New OECD report places Israel in second place in terms of the number of its academics. No surpise to Jewish mothers.Elad Benari, 2/2/2012, 3:15 AM

Shai Slams Netanyahu's "American" Economics

MK Nachman Shai slammed PM Netanyahu's free-market economics calling them "piggish capitalism".Gabe Kahn., 12/5/2011, 9:40 PM

Israel Booming Despite Economic Downturn

OECD expects Israel to avoid recession and to see continued growth despite a slowdown that should end by mid 2012.Gabe Kahn., 11/28/2011, 8:25 PM

Bill to Keep Women's Retirement Age at 62 Passes Reading

A bill to keep the retirement age for women at 62 passed its first Knesset reading as the coalition backs down on its pledge to fight.Gabe Kahn., 7/14/2011, 9:55 PM

OECD: How Israel Compares on Taxes, Cell Phones

The OECD report includes comparisons of Israeli taxation, communications prices to the average.Maayana Miskin, 7/1/2011, 2:45 PM

Mixed Healthcare News in OECD Report

OECD finds that Israelis are healthy, but hospitals are understaffed and overcrowded. Government promises change.Maayana Miskin, 7/1/2011, 12:38 PM

Israel: Best Economy in the West

Israel’s economy is the fastest-growing in the West, blossoming by 4.5% - compared with the OECD's 2.7%.Hillel Fendel, 12/30/2010, 2:06 PM

OECD Conference Opens in Jerusalem despite PA Call for Ban

Most OECD members ignore a PA call to boycott a conference in Jerusalem, but no tours will be led to areas in the capital claimed by the PA.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/20/2010, 10:37 AM

Fatah Pushes Boycott of OECD Meeting in Western Jerusalem

Fatah pushes for a foreign boycott of all of Jerusalem -- even those areas that have always been in Israeli hands.Maayana Miskin, 10/6/2010, 7:38 PM

Leftist Organization to OECD: Move Conference Out of Jerusalem

A leftist organization sends a letter to OECD asking it to move planned conference out of Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 8/2/2010, 3:30 AM

Bonus for Israel: OECD to Meet in Jerusalem

The OECD, which recently accepted Israel as a member, has chosen Jerusalem instead of Paris as the venue for its annual conference in October. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/15/2010, 9:00 AM

Israel Invests in Research

Government statistical data reveals that Israel has dramatically increased R&D spending, surpassing OECD standards.Maayana Miskin, 5/31/2010, 9:51 PM

Good OECD Report Card for Israel in Health Sector

Israel has a good report card in the health sector in comparison with other OECD nations, as seen in data just released by the Ministry of Health.Hana Levi Julian, 5/11/2010, 5:04 PM

Arab MK Tried to Stymie Israel’s Acceptance into OECD

The Chairman of the Israeli-Arab “Balad” party, MK Jamal Zekhalke, wrote to the head of the (OECD), asking him not to admit Israel into the body.Hillel Fendel, 5/11/2010, 2:31 PM

Netanyahu: Entrance into OECD a Great Day for the Country

“This is a great day” for Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu said after the OECD rejected PA objections and unanimously accepted Israel as a member. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/10/2010, 5:54 PM