Economy of Israel

Importation: Unique Israeli Standardization Requirements Must be Canceled  

Kohelet, Ran Fitoussi 12 Adar I 5784 | 21 February 2024

The cost-of-living issue is a painful problem for the Israeli public and likely to grow more acute under war conditions. One of the causes of rising costs is the...

The Education System in Israel Must be Less Centralized

Avrum Tomer 12 Adar I 5784 | 21 February 2024

Rami Hod wrote an op-ed for about the Haredi (ultra-orthodox) education budgeting in which he castigated Kohelet Policy Forum – and misrepresented the facts. Here at Kohelet Forum...

Israel’s Economic Challenges Require Structural Reform

Dr. Michael Sarel 27 Shevat 5784 | 6 February 2024

Israel is engaged in an ongoing war and thus faces many challenges. The macroeconomic and budgetary realities of 2025 and onwards may very well be different from what was...

Swords of Iron: Economic Do’s and Don’ts

Kohelet 5 Tevet 5784 | 17 December 2023

A new policy paper by Nisan Avraham, senior economic researcher, and Dr Michael Sarel, Head of Kohelet Economic Forum, outlines the recommended do’s and don’ts for the Israeli government...

Now is the Time to Reduce the Number of Ministers

Dr. Michael Sarel 15 Kislev 5784 | 28 November 2023

In 2014, the Knesset passed an amendment to Basic Law: The Government restricting the number of government ministers to nineteen (including the prime minister). The explanatory notes to the...

Israel is an “Island Economy” by Choice, not Necessity

Kohelet 15 Elul 5783 | 1 September 2023

Research by Kohelet Forum Policy illuminates the fact that Israel’s comparatively low rate of importing goods and services is largely a result of government policy, particularly the barriers imposed...

Personal Contracts in the Education System: A Step in the Right Direction, but Hardly Enough.

Avrum Tomer 11 Elul 5783 | 28 August 2023

Avrum Tomer, Kohelet Policy Forum researcher of education policy, comments in a Makor Rishon article on the merits of the Ministry of Education’s declaration to allow some teachers to...

The economic effects of the coalition budgets

Dr. Michael Sarel 2 Sivan 5783 | 22 May 2023

A few days ago, the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance published an opinion regarding the economic effects of coalition allocations, if they will be included in the...

An interview with Moshe Koppel, chairman of the Kohelet Policy Forum

Kohelet 5 Adar II 5782 | 8 March 2022

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Kohelet’s founding, Prof. Moshe Koppel sat for an interview with Talia Dekel-Fleissig, VP of the Jerusalem Press Club

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