U.S.-led coalition stages 41 airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq - joint command (Reuters)
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At least 1,000 Israeli Arabs protest death of Palestinian infant in deadly West Bank arson (Haaretz)
Opposition chairman Herzog visits Palestinian family wounded in arson attack (Haaretz)
President Rivlin, Peres to address gay pride events Saturday in wake of stabbing attack (Haaretz)
EU demands zero tolerance towards settler violence; urges Israel to protect Palestinians (Haaretz)
Firebombs and stones thrown in Jerusalem's Old City; officer lightly wounded (Haaretz)
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits central Iran (Reuters)
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Abbas: West Bank arson is a 'crime against humanity', vows to petition ICC (Haaretz)
Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 at Sri Lanka election campaign (AP)
IDF soldier wounded in air force base fire last month succumbs to wounds (Haaretz)
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Turkey: 5 killed in clashes between authorities and PKK (Reuters)
Real Estate / An alternative investment?
Zobari says the financial crisis is having two simultaneous effects: On the one hand, many potential buyers with a large stock portfolio or a capital market portfolio have lost money and are in no hurry to buy apartments. On the other hand, many people who were invested in the capital market are rushing to extract their money and invest it in apartments - a more solid asset. "I can't say which is more prominent," he says.
Zobari explains that potential buyers who have lost a lot of money are in no hurry to invest. However, several buyers have hastened to sell their investment portfolios in favor of investments in real estate, whose value has not declined as drastically as that of the stock market. Zobari himself is optimistic. He believes that the price of prestige apartments in the country's center will not decline dramatically because, he says, demand exceeds supply.