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Startup nation or left-behind nation?

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Published: 20 May 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Israel’s economy is a study in contrasts – The Economist 18.05.17
It is easy to be dazzled by Israel’s high-tech firms. In fact, the country has two separate economies. The dynamic, globalised startup nation accounts for only about a tenth of employment, whereas nine in ten Israelis work in something more akin to a left-behind nation that is inefficient and protected from competition.

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Half of Israel to be Arab, ultra-Orthodox by 2059 – The Times of Israel 19.05.17
Figures show Israeli population will grow to 18 million in just over four decades, up from 8.6 million today.

The true price Israel pays for the occupation – Shlomo Swirski – +972 Magazine 17.05.17
‘Occupation maintenance’ is a very expensive enterprise, one that undermines economic growth and hampers the state’s ability to invest in development of the periphery, upgrade educational services, and raise the standard of living for all Israelis.


Review: The Silver Platter – A guide to Israeli reality

Israel is one of the most unequal nations in the OECD. Here’s why.


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