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Why ‘transfer’ from Gaza is the war’s biggest taboo

Hundreds of thousands of Gazans are facing brutal Hamas rule, endless Israeli airstrikes and devastating destruction. So why is the West so opposed to letting them emigrate if they desire? Opinion.

Why ‘transfer’ from Gaza is the war’s biggest taboo

'Government must address the economic issues'

Bank of Israel governor, Prof. Amir Yaron: 'We knew how to recover from difficult times in the past and quickly return to economic stability. The Israeli economy has the strength to ensure that this will happen this time as well.'

'Government must address the economic issues'

'Israeli economy fundamentally strong'

Bank of Israel to study IMF report's recommendations, and will continue measures to mitigate inflation.

'Israeli economy fundamentally strong'

Shekel falls to lowest level against the dollar in 4 years

Israeli currency weakest in years, business leaders call for full adoption of President's proposal for judicial reform.

Shekel falls to lowest level against the dollar in 4 years

'Hasty judicial reform could lead to brain drain'

Amir Yaron praises PM, Smotrich for supporting Bank of Israel's independence, but says 'hasty' passage of judicial reform threatens economy.

'Hasty judicial reform could lead to brain drain'

In rare English tweet, Smotrich slams 'populist' Coalition allies

Hoping to reassure credit rating agencies abroad, Finance Minister rejects 'populist' attacks by Coalition members on interest rate hike.

In rare English tweet, Smotrich slams 'populist' Coalition allies

Netanyahu: Judicial reforms will strengthen Israel's economy

PM, Finance Minister reject warnings by Bank of Israel governor Israel's credit rating could be lowered in response to proposed reforms.

Netanyahu: Judicial reforms will strengthen Israel's economy

Bank of Israel Gov warns PM Israel's credit rating could be hurt

Governor Prof. Amir Yaron says he met with reps. of international credit agencies, who warned him of damage from proposed judicial reforms.

Bank of Israel Gov warns PM Israel's credit rating could be hurt

Blue & White MK pushes Bank of Israel to raise mortgage limit

As housing prices continue to soar, coalition MK pushes Bank of Israel to lift 75% cap on mortgages to allow home-buyers to borrow more.

Blue & White MK pushes Bank of Israel to raise mortgage limit

Interest rate move is testimony to strength of Israeli economy

Economist and mortgage consultant Be’eri Gurtler Har-Tuv speaks about the Bank of Israel interest rate increase and the Israeli economy.

Interest rate move is testimony to strength of Israeli economy

Bank of Israel expected to raise interest rates

Most economists estimate: The interest rate will rise from 0.1% to 0.25% - and will continue to rise in the coming months.

Bank of Israel expected to raise interest rates

Israel gets its first digital bank

Digital bank is the first new bank to be formed in Israel in 43 years.

Israel gets its first digital bank

Risk of the Delta variant and Israel Bank's position

The Bank of Israel has kept its base interest rate at 0.1%, citing dangers to the nascent Delta economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Risk of the Delta variant and Israel Bank's position

Will the digital shekel function as electronic handcuffs?

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are spurring central banks into action - but will they respect the privacy of the individual?

Will the digital shekel function as electronic handcuffs?

Bank of Israel: Quick recovery from crisis is crucial

New report says steps taken by Bank of Israel during outbreak succeeded in restoring markets to proper functioning.

Bank of Israel: Quick recovery from crisis is crucial

As crisis worsens: 'State needs to reach into its pockets'

A financial strategist tells Arutz Sheva that the Bank of Israel & gov't need to take action to prevent the severe recession in the making.

As crisis worsens: 'State needs to reach into its pockets'

'A good year for the Israeli economy'

Bank of Israel governor presents PM with annual report on the economy. 'The Israeli economy is in a good situation.'

'A good year for the Israeli economy'

New Bank of Israel governor: It's a tremendous honor

Cabinet approves Amir Yaron as the next governor of the Bank of Israel.

New Bank of Israel governor: It's a tremendous honor

University of Penn. economist cleared to head Bank of Israel

US-based academic cleared by vetting committee to replace Karnit Flug as Israel's top banker.

University of Penn. economist cleared to head Bank of Israel

From Pennsylvania to the Bank of Israel

Professor from Donald Trump's alma mater tapped to replace Karnit Flug as governor of Bank of Israel.

From Pennsylvania to the Bank of Israel

Way paved for appointing Chief of Staff and Commissioner

Newly elected Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel President retires from Senior Appointments Advisory Committee.

Way paved for appointing Chief of Staff and Commissioner

Who will be the next Bank of Israel Governor?

Netanyahu and Kahlon interview two candidates, expected to interview third candidate today, but candidates' list not finalized.

Who will be the next Bank of Israel Governor?

Bank of Israel Governor will not seek second term

Dr. Karnit Flug informs PM Netanyahu she will not stand as a candidate for an additional term as Governor of the Bank of Israel.

Bank of Israel Governor will not seek second term

Bank of Israel hosts discussion on Israeli, Swiss economies

Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank visits Israel, meets with the Governor of the Bank of Israel.

Bank of Israel hosts discussion on Israeli, Swiss economies

'Hell is truth seen too late'

'Hell is truth seen too late'

'Israel's economy doing well, without a doubt'

Bank of Israel presents annual report, President Rivlin says Israel's economy is good, but Israel must 'monitor economic processes closely.'

'Israel's economy doing well, without a doubt'

Bank of Israel releases designs for new bills with Hebrew poets

Images of female Hebrew poets featured on the new designs of the 20- and 100-shekel bills released by The Bank of Israel.

Bank of Israel releases designs for new bills with Hebrew poets

Bank of Israel to keep interest rates at 0.1%

The Bank of Israel announced it is keeping their interest rate at 0.1% for the month of January. Growth and inflation remain healthy.

Bank of Israel to keep interest rates at 0.1%

Israeli sovereignty and Arab responses

Israeli sovereignty and Arab responses

Bibi calls to 'unleash Israel's economic potential' with reforms

Bank of Israel report signals strong, stable economy. PM calls to slash bureaucracy and unleash wave of economic growth.

Bibi calls to 'unleash Israel's economic potential' with reforms

End of the housing bubble?

Steady rise in price of housing has finally halted. But is this just a pause or the sign of a long term change?

End of the housing bubble?

Negative interest rates: Could Israel be next?

With deepening deflation despite soaring housing prices, will Israel be the next country to try extreme monetary policies?

Negative interest rates: Could Israel be next?

Two weeks into circulation, forged 200 shekel bills discovered

Five residents of Bedouin town in northern Israel arrested after using counterfeit bank notes at gas stations across Upper Galilee.

Two weeks into circulation, forged 200 shekel bills discovered

Deri: Israel's currency 'discriminates' against Mizrahi Jews

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri demands faces on newly designed shekel bills include some Israelis of Middle Eastern descent.

Deri: Israel's currency 'discriminates' against Mizrahi Jews

New blue NIS 200 bills ready for prime time, says Bank of Israel

The Bank of Israel on Monday officially unveiled its new design for NIS 200 bills, and said it would start distributing them soon.

New blue NIS 200 bills ready for prime time, says Bank of Israel

Bank of Israel Cut Interests Rates to New Record Low

The Bank of Israel is expected to cut interest rates further, in order to prompt spending in Israel's weak economy.

Bank of Israel Cut Interests Rates to New Record Low

Israel's Gaza War Losses Made Up by Gas Money

Operation Protective Edge's financial impact totally covered by mass profits from Israel's new natural gas deposits.

Israel's Gaza War Losses Made Up by Gas Money

Shekel Still on the Rise

After BOI says it won't lower interest rate, shekel-dollar rate dips to NIS 3.93 per dollar.

Shekel Still on the Rise

'Don't Fight the Fed,' Bank of Israel Learns Once Again

The shekel fell when the Bank of Israel slashed interest rates - and rose again, when the Federal Reserve didn't do anything.

'Don't Fight the Fed,' Bank of Israel Learns Once Again

Prices Deflate 0.3% in January, as Trend Continues

The newest scourge of economists, deflation, hit Israel in a big way in January. In a trend that began in 2014.

Prices Deflate 0.3% in January, as Trend Continues

Bank of Israel Seeks Major Tax Raise

Israel is in the budgetary hole for NIS 18 billion (over $4 billion) – and the only way out, say the Bank of Israel, is to raise taxes.

Bank of Israel Seeks Major Tax Raise

'Ariel for Israel, Umm el-Fahm for Palestine'

Avigdor Liberman says Yisrael Beytenu will join any government which supports its controversial 'transfer' plan, with major land swaps.

'Ariel for Israel, Umm el-Fahm for Palestine'

Bank of Israel Bought $7 Billion in 2014

The Bank of Israel in 2014 bought over $7 billion in an effort to prop up the value of the dollar versus the shekel.

Bank of Israel Bought $7 Billion in 2014

Research Shows Young Couples Struggling to Buy Homes

Prices soar with salaries not meeting the rise, leaving young couples less able to become homeowners amid noted gap in income brackets.

Research Shows Young Couples Struggling to Buy Homes

Experts: Shekel Likely to Continue Sinking Against Dollar

The “bottom” for the shekel is a long way off, say foreign currency experts, with the dollar expected to continue strengthening.

Experts: Shekel Likely to Continue Sinking Against Dollar

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.

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

Bank of Israel Unveils New 50 Shekel Bill

50 shekel (almost $15) banknote presented ahead of its entry to circulation; features likeness of Hebrew poet Shaul Tchernichovsky.

Bank of Israel Unveils New 50 Shekel Bill

Poll: Does Earning Less Mean You Don’t Have Economic ABC’s?

The richer you are, the more likely you are to know about basic economic and financial principles - and that's a real problem.

Poll: Does Earning Less Mean You Don’t Have Economic ABC’s?

$100 Million BOI Buy Not Enough to Prop Up Dollar

Even a $100 million purchase by the Bank of Israel couldn't prop up the sagging dollar.

$100 Million BOI Buy Not Enough to Prop Up Dollar

Bank of Israel Warns against Bitcoin

Financial institutions warn Bitcoin is fertile ground for fraudulent activities, and highly volatile.

Bank of Israel Warns against Bitcoin

Housing Crisis Continues: Prices Up by Another 8%

Housing prices rose 8% in 2013. Price hike follows doubling in price over seven previous years.

Housing Crisis Continues: Prices Up by Another 8%

Bank Fees Down in 2013

Bank of Israel report lists banks with the highest, lowest fees for 2013.

Bank Fees Down in 2013

Bank of Israel: Fewer Services and More Taxes Likely

Israelis are set to face a “double whammy” in 2014, with budget cuts affecting many services along with higher taxes.

Bank of Israel: Fewer Services and More Taxes Likely

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.

Bank of Israel: Israelis Pay Less Tax, Get Less

Appointment Process of BOI Chief Was a 'Disaster', Admits Lapid

"I don't mind apologizing to Karnit Flug" for the lengthy appointment process, says Finance Minister.

Appointment Process of BOI Chief Was a 'Disaster', Admits Lapid

Flug: Challenges Abound for Bank, Economy

The new Governor of the Bank of Israel, Karnit Flug, said she appreciated the vote of confidence the country's leaders had given heR

Flug: Challenges Abound for Bank, Economy

Next Bank of Israel Governor: Karnit Flug

Acting Bank of Israel governor is appointed to prestigious post.

Next Bank of Israel Governor: Karnit Flug

Israel 'Saves' NIS 4 Billion on Deficit, Bank of Israel Says

Thanks to good fiscal management, Israel's deficit will be less than had been expected, the Bank of Israel said

Israel 'Saves' NIS 4 Billion on Deficit, Bank of Israel Says

Netanyahu and Lapid Still Can't Agree on Bank of Israel Governor

PM and Finance Minister meet, don't agree on next Bank of Israel Governor. Official announcement expected by Sunday.

Netanyahu and Lapid Still Can't Agree on Bank of Israel Governor

Bank of Israel Slashes Interest Rates; Down to 1%

In what economists said was a surprise move, the Bank of Israel lowered the prime interest rate Monday to 1%.

Bank of Israel Slashes Interest Rates; Down to 1%