Israeli Economy is Doing Good

in Economy & Innovation

Dr. Karnit Flug, Governor of the Central Bank of Israel, recently presented a 2016 report, and based on the numbers, the economy is doing quite alright. She mentions that Israel’s GDP grew 4% over the last year, full employment has been maintained, and there has been an increase in salary.

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The steady drive of the economy is likely due to changes in consumer consumption and Israel experiencing a more open and competitive marketplace. Thanks to the worldwide web and an array of new purchase options, the Israeli consumer markets needed to lower prices to stay in the game.

The report was presented to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, who both seemed content with the results and feel strongly the need to continue to grow the economy further. The report stressed the need for investment in education and infrastructure, claiming that such a long term “investment is the key to sustainable inclusive growth. The good state of the economy is precisely the opportunity to adopt such a policy.”

Investing in education seems crucial, as it is one of many parts of the economy which remain a weak point, and is deserving of full focus for the children, and the future, of Israel. The strength of the Israeli economy shows promise, and hopefully the government will avoid greed and start helping its citizens with the high cost of living in Israel everyday.


Based in the startup city of Tel Aviv, Zo Flamenbaum is a writer and social entrepreneur who dedicates her time to mission-driven projects that empower connection between the many diverse layers of our world. In 2014, she founded School of Shine as a value-based educational space for women who are tired of the ‘default life’ and crave personal freedom through self-expression for more purposeful living.

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