Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz's party abounds in promises, but is unclear on how to implement and pay for them.
The bad news of recent months failed to dent S&P's confidence in the Israeli economy and in the government's ability to repay its debts.
Israel's finance minister prefers listening to people who tell him forecasts are just scaremongering than to his professional economists.
The latest macro figures show fiscal policy unraveling while Israel's main economic problem is worsening.
The Bank of Israel will continue to purchase foreign currency outside of the program framework.
While leaving the interest rate at 0.1%, the Bank of Israel is preparing the market for a future interest rate hike.
Israel's credit rating upgrade depended on complete failure to perceive which way the wind is blowing in Netanyahu's government.
Israel's lower debt ratio and budget deficit, and high growth have been impressive achievements over the past decade.