Israel leapt ahead of the US, Singapore, and Japan in its rise from 10th place last year.
Hiromichi Shinohara: We put the biggest emphasis on the combination of Japanese and Israeli technologies.
It seems the decision is not final, and depends on the workers' committee's agreement to cut back employee benefits.
Teddy Sagi was awarded the inaugural Foreign Ambassadors Club in Israel Prize for promoting international business foreign relations for Israel.
The main concern is that Israel's Ministry of Finance in effect transferred part of the deficit from 2018 to 2019.
A 200-strong Japanese business delegation to Israel continues a trend of warmer ties.
Growth in the quarter was revised from 2.1% to 2.3%, on an annualized basis, the Central Bureau of Statistics report
Inflation was 0.8% in 2018, while housing prices have fallen 2.3% in the past 12 months, Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics reports.
The Yehudit pedestrian bridge over the Ayalon highway is becoming a major orthodox-secular political bone of contention.
Most people with this job title are actually administrative assistants.
Negotiations between management and the workers have reached a deadlock.
In a 100-page survey, the Authority recommends government action to focus the industry on AI and bring its benefits to other sectors.
The number of claims for income supplements was down 11% in 2018.
The agreement includes a NIS 450 pay rise for clerical staff and NIS 600 for managers.
The head of the Sheshinski Committee asserts that the tax instituted in 2011 has dramatically increased the government take from Israel's natural gas reservoirs.
The British billionaire, who has investments worth $200 million in Israel, warns on an imminent economic crisis caused by the US-China trade war.
The unclear formula for calculating the tax and loopholes leave room for tax planning, explains Avishai Ovadia.
Israel is fostering economic relations with China, but the US-China trade war could do major to Israeli high-tech.
Israelis pay NIS 700 for a return flight to Eilat. But with the new airport 19 kilometers from Eilat and Sde Dov to be closed, flying will be less attractive.
Politicians want to be admired for protecting the environment - but without giving up tax revenues from cars and gasoline.
The use of cash in purchases is now subject to a new legal ceiling in Israel as part of the fight against unreported capital.
Zisapel combines original solutions to Israel's engineer shortage with a fresh chance for disadvantaged youth - backed by his own cash.
"Even 120 MKs can't change the principle of equality."
Ultra-Orthodox Jews are smarter consumers, have interest-free loan funds, and are satisfied even if they are poor, the Haredi Institute for Public Affairs has found.