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Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli Who will save us from the gas duopoly's stranglehold?

As Chevron and Delek thwart IEC's attempt to buy gas more cheaply, the regulators have proved impotent.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli Israel's fiscal Pandora's boxes

The government's parallel spending trick, known as "boxes",imperils Israel's hard-won credit rating and economic good name.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli Hizkiyahu's message: Get ready for elections

Accountant General Rony Hizkiyahu, a true civil servant, is abandoning a ship with only confusion at the helm.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli Israel isn't Venezuela - not yet

Distributing cash to the people isn't bad in itself. What's bad is taking global confidence in Israel's economy for granted.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli It's going to be a big bad budget

Getting stimulation measures through while cutting public sector pay will take all Katz and Netanyahu's political strength.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli Moody's raps Israeli government on the knuckles

The downgrade in Israel's rating outlook will mean higher interest rates just when the government needs to borrow extensively.

Amiram Barkat  illustration: Gil Gibli NIS 10b coronavirus aid plan not what it seems

In any case the government doesn't have the money for its share.

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