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Indonesia on path to normalizing relations with Israel

World's largest Muslim country reportedly ready to normalize relations with world's only Jewish State in order to join the OECD.

Indonesia on path to normalizing relations with Israel

OECD calls on Israel to reduce funding for yeshiva students

In annual report, OECD reccomends Israel condition aid to yeshiva students on fathers' employment, increase aid to Arab sector.

OECD calls on Israel to reduce funding for yeshiva students

Smotrich: 'I don't know English, but I am proud to speak Hebrew'

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich declared that he should have spoken only Hebrew at several engagements in other countries.

Smotrich: 'I don't know English, but I am proud to speak Hebrew'

Israel ranked 4th in economic growth for 2022

The Economist ranked the US in the 20th spot among OECD nations.

Israel ranked 4th in economic growth for 2022

OECD Secretary-General to visit Israel this week

OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann will meet PM and Cabinet ministers, and will attend a special Cabinet meeting.

OECD Secretary-General to visit Israel this week

Israel's Energy Minister: Impossible to go 'Green' right away

Israel's Energy Minister reported from France's Global OECD Summit, saying the country was still far off from its renewable energy goals.

Israel's Energy Minister: Impossible to go 'Green' right away

ANALYSIS: Why Israel is the safest country during the crisis

There are many factors to Israel's effective control of the pandemic, but the most telling one is its attitude to preserving life.

ANALYSIS: Why Israel is the safest country during the crisis

'Coronavirus shock - worse than 9/11'

Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General warns it will take the world years to recover from the economic crisis resulting from outbreak.

'Coronavirus shock - worse than 9/11'

Could Israel face international sanctions over OECD agreement?

MK Moshe Gafni refuses to allow OECD anti-corruption agreement to pass unless haredi charities protected from US tax law.

Could Israel face international sanctions over OECD agreement?

OECD: Israel invests the least in early childhood education

OECD report shows Israel invests less than other countries in early childhood education. Former minister: We're still in the 50s.

OECD: Israel invests the least in early childhood education

Bennett gives Education Ministers tour of Hevron yeshiva

Naftali Bennet visits the Hevron yeshiva with ministers from OECD countries, telling them about Talmud study and analysis. Pictures inside.

Bennett gives Education Ministers tour of Hevron yeshiva

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.

Israel has 2nd-highest income gap among OECD countries

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.

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

Israeli Teachers Make 37% Less Than OECD Average

Central Bureau of Statistics finds that men make 15% more, on average, than women as well.

Israeli Teachers Make 37% Less Than OECD Average

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

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.

Report: Prices in Israel Not So Bad

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.

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

Israel 4th Most Educated Country

OECD: Israel follows Russia, Canada and Japan, and is followed by the United States.

Israel 4th Most Educated Country

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.

Hospital Bed, Medical Equipment Shortage Revealed in OECD Report

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 Monday

Report: To Cut Poverty, Govt. Must Spend Money

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.

International Monetary Fund: Israel's GDP Growth Stable

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.

Analyst: Farmers’ ‘Cartels’ Mean Israelis Pay More

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.

OECD Sec'y-Gen Praises Israeli Economy With Lapid

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.

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

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

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 Monday

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

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 down

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

Israeli Kids' Career Choices: Medicine and Science

Israeli kids are twice as motivated to become doctors as are kids elsewhere

Israeli Kids' Career Choices: Medicine and Science

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.

Report: Israel is the Second-Most Educated Country

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.”

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

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.

PM: Middle Class Resents Hareidim, Arabs

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.

OECD Report: Israel 2nd Among Educated Countries

Shai Slams Netanyahu's "American" Economics

MK Nachman Shai slammed PM Netanyahu's free-market economics calling them "piggish capitalism".

Shai Slams Netanyahu's "American" Economics

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.

Israel Booming Despite Economic Downturn

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.

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

OECD: How Israel Compares on Taxes, Cell Phones

The OECD report includes comparisons of Israeli taxation, communications prices to the average.

OECD: How Israel Compares on Taxes, Cell Phones

Mixed Healthcare News in OECD Report

OECD finds that Israelis are healthy, but hospitals are understaffed and overcrowded. Government promises change.

Mixed Healthcare News in OECD Report

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%.

Israel: Best Economy in the West

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.

OECD Conference Opens in Jerusalem despite PA Call for Ban

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.

Fatah Pushes Boycott of OECD Meeting in Western Jerusalem

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.

Leftist Organization to OECD: Move Conference Out of Jerusalem

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.

Bonus for Israel: OECD to Meet in Jerusalem

Israel Invests in Research

Government statistical data reveals that Israel has dramatically increased R&D spending, surpassing OECD standards.

Israel Invests in Research

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.

Good OECD Report Card for Israel in Health Sector

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.

Arab MK Tried to Stymie Israel’s Acceptance into OECD

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.

Netanyahu: Entrance into OECD a Great Day for the Country