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Softbank Photo: Shutterstock SoftBank enters Israel as VC investment shifts gear

As capital pours into the country's tech companies, the establishment of a huge Israeli 'SoftBank' type investment fund may also not be so far off.

Norman Bailey  illustration: Gil Gibli Two silent but deadly global threats

Insufficient attention is being paid to cyber terrorism, and to the debt time-bomb that will not spare even the most thrifty country.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli Israel's National Economic Council must get strategic

Under Avi Simhon, the Council gave up on dealing with our fundamental problems.

Dan Naveh Surely it's time to close down Israel Bonds

US-based Israel Bonds wastes public money on fat salaries and political perks and pays bondholders interest rates that Israelis can only dream about.

Change block party heads meeting in early June credit: Raanan Cohen Five challenges for Israel's new government

Naftali Bennett's inherently unstable coalition faces both domestic and foreign pressures that could easily tear it apart.

Norman Bailey  illustration: Gil Gibli The road ahead

The new government will have its hands full with immediate problems, but fundamental reforms are also urgent.

Norman Bailey  illustration: Gil Gibli Israel's perfect storm

The disasters that have befallen Israel in the past two years all point to the absolute necessity of forming a functioning government.

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