Inclusion in Citi index likely to pressure shekel higher, frustrating Bank of Israel efforts.
Some 54,200 starts marked slight decline from 2015 and was well under 60,000 target.
Parents can also choose to take one week of leave jointly instead of giving the mother the extra week.
Agreement to bring in thousands of Chinese building workers also signed on second day of Israeli prime minister's visit.
Calling a vote brings policy-making to standstill and could even undo the government's current achievements.
Many on the right seem to think so, but it will be very hard to square free trade and investment with chipping away at freedoms and the rule of law.
Minister Gila Gamliel is doing a lot to help Israeli Arab society, but she's making odd appointments at a ministry some say was set up just for her.
But doctors captured nine of top 10 places and outsized pay was common at many other institutions as well
Overall inflation unchanged in February, statistics bureau says
The $15.3 billion sale proves that Israeli technology is unstoppable, but it also shows how little Israelis really profit from it. Meanwhile, the BDS movement should just throw in the towel.