Getting Haredim into the workforce and lowering the cost of living are his priorities, Minister Naftali Bennett says.
The effort comes as Israel readies to open up the aviation market to enhanced competition via the Open Skies agreement with the European Union.
The government has valued IAI at up to NIS 11.4 billion; this is the first time an IPO for Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has been seriously proposed.
The plan aims to bring down prices by nudging small, inefficient dairies to sell production quotas to larger operations.
If the agreement goes forward, Yishay Davidi’s FIMI, the largest private investment firm in the country, might not carry on with a deal to invest in El Al.
Economics and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett orders a 4.17% reduction in the cost to consumers for bread that is subject to government price controls.
Exporters fear that natural gas will strike an additional blow to their battered sector. Foreign currency demand from energy importers like the Israel Electric Corporation is set to drop.
Despite being a world leader in agricultural R&D, Israel is falling short of leveraging its capabilities, expert says.
Erez Vigodman, former head of Strauss and current CEO of a global pesticide company, wants to see countries around the world offering incentives to entrepreneurs of agriculture technology.
Before relations between the two countries soured following Israel’s Operation Cast Lead military incursion into the Gaza Strip in late 2008 and early 2009, and particularly the 2010 naval raid in which nine Turkish passengers died, Turkey was a favorite vacation destination for Israelis.