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Norman Bailey  illustration: Gil Gibli Give the people's wealth to the people

Israel's sovereign wealth fund, finally activated, should be used to narrow the country's shockingly wide economic gaps.

Norman Bailey  illustration: Gil Gibli Israel Police clobbers public diplomacy

Israel has recently found effective PR responses to its enemies, but the reality of heavy-handed policing is undermining them.

Norman Bailey  illustration: Gil Gibli Genocide is a word not to be used lightly

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a crime under international law and atrocities have been committed, but the Russians are not trying to annihilate the Ukrainian people.

Norman Bailey  illustration: Gil Gibli Will Israel's Arabs use their new-found power wisely?

If they do, it could well be to Israel's wider benefit.

Rakefet Russak-Aminoach Photo: Ron Kedmi Financial services will find customers - not vice versa

The financial technology revolution is centered around providing financial services on platforms that customers are already using. Fintechs are key to making this happen, explains Rakefet Russak-Aminoach.

Elbit Systems SIGMA howitzer  credit: Elbit Systems Elbit Systems has the weapons the world wants

Israel's only major privately-owned defense company has products that combine traditional weaponry and precise advanced tech systems to protect Europe against Russian expansionism.

Norman Bailey  illustration: Gil Gibli Ukraine: Gains for China, worries for Israel

Russia's invasion of Ukraine looks like another chapter in the rise of China and the waning of the US. As for Israel, its interests do not justify its ambivalence.

Israeli apartment buildings Photo: Shutterstock Housing price rises in Israel could be set to end

Prices may still be rising but appraiser Erez Cohen explains why the country's real estate market is about to change.

Slowdown Photo: Shutterstock Annual inflation in Israel seen hitting 4% in April

With rising commodity prices and a global slowdown caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the haunting specter of stagflation could be on the horizon.

Norman Bailey  illustration: Gil Gibli Hurtling towards global chaos and anarchy

Avigdor Liberman correctly predicts the breakdown of international order but does not mention it is being hastened by the social and political deterioration in the US.

Norman Bailey  illustration: Gil Gibli Israel reliant on a stumbling, lukewarm US

After America's failures at home and abroad in 2021, we can only hope that Israel, and the world, will see better from it in 2022.

Norman Bailey  illustration: Gil Gibli The Abraham Accords one year on - who's next?

Following the general success of the agreements signed with Israel by four Arab countries a year ago, there are one or two good candidates to follow suit.

Norman Bailey  illustration: Gil Gibli A sobering centenary

The extreme concentration of wealth makes Oswald Spengler's "The Decline of the West" look alarmingly relevant, 100 years on.

Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua Photo: Heinz Troll European Patent Office What makes Mobileye worth more than $50b?

The Intel unit's advanced driver assistance systems are just the start. The Israeli company is also quietly developing a platform for a smart electric car.

Tel Aviv Rabin Square Photo: Eyal Izhar Strong shekel should make Tel Aviv cheaper

"The Economist" survey did not include housing prices, just services and products, many of which should not be more expensive if the shekel is strong.

Cybersecurity Photo: Shutterstock ASAP Creative Even if NSO goes, cyberattack is here to stay

The Israeli company may not continue operations but as long as intelligence agencies need surveillance technologies, there will be cyberattack companies.

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