Parcel sorting for online overseas purchases / Photo: Michal Raz Chaimovitz

Treasury plans canceling VAT exemption on online imports

The cancellation of the exemption on imports up to $75 would ease the budget deficit and help retailers and shopping malls, but would hit consumers hard.

OPINION & FEATURES
Vitalik Buterin "Facebook's Libra is wakeup call for governments"

Ethereum cofounder and blockchain technology leader Vitalik Buterin tells "Globes" about the risks and challenges posed by cryptocurrencies.

Benjamin Netanyahu in Mobileye car  / Photo: Abir Sultan Reuters , Reuters Rivals take aim at Mobileye

From Europe to China, alliances of startups, auto manufacturers, and tier-1 suppliers are preparing to challenge Mobileye and Intel with their own ADAS systems.

Amazon Amazon's impact in Israel has been overestimated

Amazon's Hebrew-language website for Israeli sales is leading businesses onto the platform out of concern for "not being there," not for real business considerations.

High-tech Photo: Shutterstock Don't take Israel's tech success for granted

Israel is a tech power despite not because of the government. Poor planning could see Israel squander its advantage.

Stephen Harper Former Canadian PM promotes Israel investments

Stephen Harper is president of the Awz venture capital fund advisory committee. The fund specializes in investments in Israeli security and intelligence startups.

Dr. Norman Bailey The Lebanonization of the world

Criminal and terrorist money is becoming a very significant part of the global economy.

RAMTA Beersheva Israel readies for quantum leap

An industrial and academic consortium aims to provide the knowledge infrastructure for quantum-based military and civilian developments.

Guy Sella Guy Sella: One of startup nation's greatest pioneers

Guy Sella, who died last month aged 55, was one of Israel's most remarkable entrepreneurs, as the story of SolarEdge demonstrates.

Tech transfer Tech transfer is about more than revenue

The commercialization companies of Israel's universities take the Central Bureau of Statistics to task for measuring their success in terms of money.

Israel Innovation Authority offices in BE ALL Givatayim Innovation Authority sort of moves to Jerusalem

Despite moving to Jerusalem, some of the Israel Innovation Authority's employees are working secretly in Givatayim, "Globes" has found.

Planned Rehovot campus  / Imagin: Rosenfeld-Arens architects Apple-style Rehovot campus: Excitement and opposition

The plan involves 6,500 housing units and 700,00 square meters of business and commercial space in the east of the city.

Tamir Bechor / Photo: Eyal Izhar, Globes Building a security concept for Volkswagen cars

Former top Israeli security operative Tamir Bechor talks about car cybersecurity company Cymotive, which he founded with two other former security service colleagues.

Tree transplanting in Kikar Hamedina, Tel Aviv / Photo: Shai Tsabari Spare that tree, and spoil the plan

Israel's unclear rules on tree preservation create uncertainty for developers and homeowners.

Beyond Meat Veganism goes viral

Food journalist Ori Shavit says 35% of Israelis describe themselves as flexitarian and 5% are vegans, as consumers seeks healthier, more environmentally friendly food.

Jewish Agency Diaspora philanthropy isn't what it used to be

Less of the money donated by North American Jews is reaching Jewish causes let alone Israel. "Globes" examines the reasons.

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