Billionaires Packer and Milchan, at center of Netanyahu Investigation, Sought to Recruit Mossad Chief

New Mortgages Jump in December, Capping Record Year

Bank of Israel says quality of lending has improved, reducing risks to banking system.

Israelis took out 4.74 billion shekels ($1.35 billion) in new mortgages in December, the Bank of Israel reported on Sunday, marking...