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2016 data shows average number of babies in Israel highest among OECD countries

The Israel Central Bureau of Statistics’ report on births and fertility, which was released today, shows that in 2016, Israel had the highest total...

OECD applauds Israeli economic growth, worries about housing market’s ‘unwanted developments’

The OECD is concerned about “unwanted developments” within the Israeli housing market and has called for the “progressive withdrawal of monetary stimulus,” due in...

OECD health report: Majority of people overweight

Recently, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a report regarding different aspects of health. Since 1970, all OECD countries have enjoyed...

Israeli high school teachers to strike on Sunday

In light of ongoing dispute with the Finance Ministry regarding salaries of Israeli high school teachers, the Teacher’ Association has declared a strike in...

Israeli classrooms crowded by 5.5 more students than other OECD countries

The OECD published its annual education report painting a grim picture for Israel. Despite the increase in teachers’ salaries, the differences range between 16%...

Israel’s National Insurance Institute report discovers rise in number of poor families

Israel’s National Insurance Institute data from 2015 uncovers a mixed trend. The number of impoverished individuals has declined including children, ultra-Orthodox and senior citizens....

PISA: Israel ranked lowest in educational gaps among OECD countries

The PISA exam, which evaluates students’ critical thinking and cognition, found that the gap between academically stronger and weaker Israeli students was the highest...