Again – It Isn’t Too Late 04.08.2020

It seems that every day we hear new guidelines from the Ministry of Education regarding the opening of the new school year. What they all have in common is limiting the maximum number of students per class to 18 at all levels in primary school, a massive recruitment of teachers…

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What can be Learned from the Economic Policies of Other Countries in Response to the Corona Epidemic? 23.07.2020

In this Special Policy Paper, co-written with the Aaron Institute for Economic Policy, the authors compare Israel’s fight against the first wave of the pandemic with that of other countries and show that, while the infection rate in Israel was similar to that in other countries, the mortality rate was lower. Compared…

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Israel’s second wave in international perspective 22.07.2020

Israeli exceptionalism now extends to coronavirus. Between late April and early June, the coronavirus infection rate in Israel was stable at around 200 confirmed cases per 100,000. That rate then started to increase and has now shot up to 600 confirmed cases per 100,000, with only the slightest signs of…

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Into the second wave 20.07.2020

We are experiencing a massive increase in new coronavirus infections. After falling steadily from early April to the middle of May, the number of new infections has been climbing steadily upwards. The three-day average has exceeded 1,200 for the last six days, and is now more than double the highest…

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Professor Avi Weiss on The latest Government Assistance Package 19.07.2020

The latest government assistance package to distribute 6 billion Shekels to all citizens equally has come under much public criticism. While the intentions are good, the argument goes, the money would have been put to better use had it been distributed only to those who need it most. The idea…

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