Israel's lower debt ratio and budget deficit, and high growth have been impressive achievements over the past decade.
Teva has no growth engine to compensate for Copaxone and the fall in US generics prices.
Competition can wait: Most Leumi Card holders are customers of Bank Leumi - the main distribution channel for the cards.
Tough streamlining, a stablization in generics prices, better than expected performance by Copaxone, and most of all Kare Schultz's leadership, have transformed Teva.
The minister of finance can no longer cite falling housing price figures for the past year.
You had better live up to your responsibility for the Bank of Israel's standing, outgoing governor Karnit Flug is telling the prime minister between the lines.
The problems that threaten to drag Israel's economy down have to do with the entire workforce.