Moshe Kahlon and Benjamin Netanyahu  / Photo: Amir Cohen Reuters , Reuters

Israel's budget deficit widens to 4%

Finance Ministry: In the coming months, the sharp rise in the budget deficit will continue as a result of the crisis.

OPINION & FEATURES
Ori Heffetz  / Photo: Nati Shochat "People don't understand exponential growth"

Behavioral economist Prof. Ori Heffetz explains why many people cannot understand the magnitude of the coronavirus threat, and why it's a nightmare to stay at home in lockdown.

Coronavirus test in Chinese laboratory / Photo: Thomas Peter, Reuters, Reuters The medical equipment underworld

As countries compete for vital supplies in a market where speed is everything, Israel was hidebound and slow - until private enterprise stepped in.

Doctor in protective gear / Photo: Reuters Weapons against coronavirus

Israel's defense companies join the race to develop new medical technologies to combat Covid-19.

Dr. Norman Bailey Scaring people to death

Coronavirus lockdowns will themselves cause fatalities. There are braver and better approaches.

Kiryat Yearim / Photo: Dudi Avitan Kiryat Yearim Local Council Kiryat Yearim successfully kicks coronavirus out

One ultra-Orthodox community near Jerusalem, at first badly hit by Covid-19, has been exemplary in stamping out the virus. "Globes" finds out how they did it.

El Al  / Photo: Yochai Mussi Airlines evading refunds for cancelled flights

Israeli civil aviation law requires carriers to refund fares for cancelled flights.

Yisrael Katz Photo; ASAP Creative Shutterstock Treasury will find Katz a difficult master

Yisrael Katz has his own agenda, and little patience for dissenting voices.

Laboratory testing for coronavirus  / Photo: Ministry of Health, ira prohorov Only social distancing will keep COVID-19 at bay

Israeli experts tell "Globes" that the highly infectious coronavirus is a stubborn enemy and unlikely to disappear soon.

Eli Defes "With expenses and no revenue we face bankruptcy"

El Al chairman Eli Defes says that time is running out to save the airline, which seeks a $200-300 million state guaranteed loan.

Prof. Yoram Lass  / Photo: Eyal Izhar, Globes Lockdown lunacy

Former Health Ministry chief Prof. Yoram Lass says governments can't halt viruses and the lockdown will kill more people from depression than the virus.

Yuri Milner  / Photo: Norbert von der Groeben Reuters , Reuters Yuri Milner: Remote will be the new normal

The famed tech investor has donated $3 million to fight the virus in Israel and tells "Globes" about the trends and investment opportunities being created.

Eugene Kandel  / Photo: Oria Tadmor "After crisis local institutions must invest in Israeli tech"

Start-Up Nation Central CEO Eugene Kandel warns Israel's tech ecosystem won't recover from the crisis without Israeli institutional investors.

Zvi Marom  / Photo: Eyal Izhar, Globes BATM's Zvi Marom does battle with viruses

"Infectious diseases have been neglected in the belief that they only afflict developing countries."

Ido Susan,  Hillel Kobrinsky / Photo: Uri Alon, Globes "Globes" startup of the year: DriveNets - challenging Cisco and Juniper

Co-founder Hillel Kobrinsky: We looked for a business problem, and then developed the technology, not the other way around.

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