The main reason why the incidence of poverty in Israel is so high is the low rate of employment among two population groups - ultra-Orthodox men and Arab women.
Angry at the advantage being given to the outlying areas, doctors in the center of the country are saying the agreement doesn't give them anything.
Rabin was the first to prove that there is a clear connection between peace and economics, between peace and growth, between peace and employment, between peace and society.
The high price levels in Israel do not derive from a failure of the market economy, which simply does not exist in large and important parts of the system.
In view of the Finance Committee's decision, we can't escape the notion that the whole idea behind the system of two commercial TV channels was to set up crippled, unprofitable channels that would have to turn to the government's helping hand.
It's clearly necessary to improve the wages and benefits of contract workers, but the public sector must not stop the use of outsourcing, which provides both greater expertise and greater efficiency.
By being so inflexible about work security for public-sector employees the Histadrut effectively forced administrators to achieve flexibility by bypassing the unions and hiring workers through contractors.
Who will now have the courage to cut the defense budget when next year we could face a war in which life and death hang in the balance?
Prime Minister Netanyahu's religion has always been lowering taxes, how could he suddenly support raising them? For Israel's protest leaders, this is nothing but sleight of hand.
Daphni Leef is unmoved about whether the government takes in less tax money, the budget deficit grows, the public debt soars and we find ourselves in the situation of Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland.