11th June 2020 After discussing the question of “Where are we now?” in the previous newsletter, this issue moves on to the second question, namely “Whence?” or, more colloquially, “How did we get here?” The question has many facets, which this newspaper defines as B] Domestic Politics, where it translates into “how did we arrive at such a weird coalition […]» Read more
28th May 2020 This issue is tasked with picking up many threads after long disruption. Although we have been in contact via various virtual channels and will continue to be, only now has it become possible to write a coherent analysis addressing the three cardinal questions raised in the headline: Where are we now? This question relates to every sphere […]» Read more
On Wednesday, 25 March, I was interviewed by telephone in an online forum conducted by the Miryam Institute (www.MirYamInstitute.org ), an NGO which provides a forum for Israeli experts to discuss issues in Israeli affairs and public policy. The interview focused on “the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the Israeli economy”.» Read more
8th March 2020
March is certain to see a drastic fall in both arrivals and departures. The abrupt swing from boom to crisis is unprecedented, because it does not stem from national security issues, but from global health concerns. Furthermore, no-one knows how long the crisis will last. However, it is likely that the recovery, when it comes, will be gradual, rather than sharp.
2nd March 2020
Service exports recorded yet another positive year in 2019, with high-tech exports leading the charge – as usual – but tourism revenues also making a positive contribution. Scientific research, conducted by research centers established by foreign multinationals, and sales of start-up companies, were the areas of strongest growth.