some major structural problems in the economy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 14.08.11 | 07:22 (IDT)

    1 about forty percent of the population does not work. that proportion will increase since the haredim and the arabs have a high birth rate. 2 israel does not have a strong manufacturing base. 3 israel has few natural resources. the newly discovered gas/oil fields should help the economy if used properly. 4 the housing crisis can, and must be solved. 5 public transportation is in a terrible shape and it must be improved. public transportation is necessary for economic development and for national security.

    from the article: Focus shifts from Tel Aviv to outlying towns as 75,000 protesters call for change
    First published 02:30 14.08.11 | Last updated 02:30 14.08.11
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