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  Economy of Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Israel possesses a substantial service sector and the Israel diamond industry is one of the world's centers for diamond cutting and polishing.
The second development benefiting the Israeli economy is the peace process begun at the Madrid conference of October 1991, which led to the signing of accords between Israel and the Palestinians (1993) and a peace treaty between Israel and Jordan (1994).
Israel also has trade and cooperation agreements in place with the European Union and Canada, and is seeking to conclude such agreements with a number of other countries, including Turkey, Jordan and several countries in Eastern Europe.
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 Economy of Israel
The second development benefiting the Israeli economy is the Mideast peace process begun at the Madrid conference of October 1991, which led to the signing of accords between Israel and the Palestinians and a peace treaty between Israel and Jordan.
The slowdown is generally attributed to setbacks in the peace process, the waning of the beneficial effects of immigration, labor shortages in high-tech industries, tighter fiscal and monetary policy, and the Asian financial crisis which began in late 1997.
Israel also has trade and cooperation agreements in place with the European Union and Canada, and is seeking to conclude such agreements with a number of other countries, including Turkey and several countries in Eastern Europe.
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 Israel: Economy
Israel has the highest average living standards in the Middle East, but a large portion of the population, often Palestinians and immigrants, are not benefiting from the wealth of Israel.
Israel has a large portion of the population that lives under very modest conditions, often surviving only on aid from the government's side.
USA is aiding Israeli economy at the level of US$ 3 billion annually, of which 1,8 billion is allocated to military expenses, the remaining to the civil economy of Israel.
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 State of Israel - Economy - IPR Country Guide
Israel's 1996 inflation rate was 10.6 percent, but in the second half of the year the annualized rate fell to less than seven percent, reflecting the downturn in the Israeli economy.
It is worth noting, however, that although Israel's total and external debt is higher than desirable, Israel's foreign debt situation is relatively better than that of certain European countries, including Italy and Belgium, and that the quality of Israel's debt servicing is at least on a par with many European Union states.
Israel's labor force is not cheap, although average wages are lower than those prevailing in Europe or in the United States.
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 Israel - Economy
Israel usually posts sizable current account deficits, which are covered by large transfer payments from abroad and by foreign loans.
The bitter Israeli-Palestinian conflict; difficulties in the high-technology, construction, and tourist sectors; and fiscal austerity in the face of growing inflation led to small declines in GDP in 2001 and 2002.
The economy rebounded in 2003 and 2004, growing at a 4% rate each year, as the government tightened fiscal policy and implemented structural reforms to boost competition and efficiency in the markets.
www.exxun.com /Israel/e_ec.html   (624 words)

  
 Israel Economy
Israel has a diversified, technologically advanced economy with substantial but decreasing government ownership and a strong high-tech sector.
The skills brought by the new immigrants and their added demand as consumers gave the Israeli economy a strong upward push and in the 1990’s, they played a key role in the ongoing development of Israel's high-tech sector.
Israel’s tech market is very developed, and in spite of the pause in the industry’s growth, the high-tech sector is likely to be the major driver of the Israeli economy.
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 The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies Jerusalem, Washington
It is dangerous for Israel to deal naively with a regime murderous of its own people, openly aggressive toward its neighbors, criminally involved with international drug traffickers and counterfeiters, and supportive of the most deadly terrorist organizations.
Israel may also find that many of her neighbors, such as Jordan, have problems with Arafat and may want to cooperate.
Israel’s new agenda can signal a clean break by abandoning a policy which assumed exhaustion and allowed strategic retreat by reestablishing the principle of preemption, rather than retaliation alone and by ceasing to absorb blows to the nation without response.
www.israeleconomy.org /strat1.htm   (2321 words)

  
 Israel the Economy
SINCE THE FOUNDING of Israel in 1948, the Israeli economy has experienced two distinct periods: one spanning the years 1948 through 1972, and another stretching from 1973 to 1988.
The three prominent features of the Israeli economy during the first period were the ingathering of the exiles (resulting in a very high rate of population growth), considerable importing of capital, and rapid growth of total and per capita gross national product (GNP).
During this period, the Israeli economy grew at a very rapid rate, averaging an annual GNP increase of 10.4 percent annually.
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 globalEDGE (TM) | country insights - Economy of Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
As a result of the security situation and the associated downturn in the economy, there was a significant rise in unemployment and wage erosion.
According to preliminary Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) data released on January 1, 2006, the Israeli economy grew by 5.2% in 2005 and GDP per capita (U.S. $17,800) increased by 3.3%.
The general consensus among economists is that Israel’s economy is very strong and that its growth potential is in the 4% to 5% range.
globaledge.msu.edu /ibrd/CountryEconomy.asp?CountryID=22&RegionID=3   (1094 words)

  
 Israel Economy Economic Rating Growth Terrorism
But Israel kept her chin high with the support of some outstanding businesspeople from Microsoft to Intel and celebrities such as Madonna and Christopher "Superman" Reeves coming to Israel and stating openly that "Israel was as safe as New York."
Israel unemployment figures are actually higher, reaching over 20 percent as many of those who were once counted in Israel's labor pool have expired their unemployment rights and are no longer counted.
Yes, the economy in Israel is recovering slowly but we must all remember the cutting reality for which we are at today.
www.israelnewsagency.com /israeleconomyterrorism7480227.html   (1271 words)

  
 Israel's economy Monthly Labor Review - Find Articles
The Israeli Economy, 1985-1998 explores the obstacles faced and transformations experienced during this transition period.
After a relaxation in the intensity of the Israeli-Arab conflict during the latter part of the 1970s and early 1980s, Israel was in a better position to address the economic difficulties it faced in the forms of high inflation and almost nonexistent growth of gross domestic product (GDP).
How Israel addressed its reform program is described in six major headings: fiscal policy; monetary policy; financial market reforms; reforms in the goods and services markets; immigration and the labor market; and changes in growth, branch structure, and income distribution.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1153/is_12_127/ai_n12412995   (885 words)

  
 Cherney: Israel Economy On The Rise
Israel also became a magnet for venture capital to invest in Israeli start-up companies.
The Israeli economy in 2004 GDP increased by 4.2 percent in 2004 (following an increase of 1.3% in 2003 and a decrease of 0.7% in 2002) and business-sector product by 6 percent, against the backdrop of economic recovery worldwide and a certain easing of the security situation in the region.
Russian and Israel attorneys familiar with the agreement reportedly feel Cherney's case is a convincing one, should it reach litigation.
www.israelnewsagency.com /michaelcherneyisraelrussia6630223.html   (794 words)

  
 Economy Of Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
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 [R-G] The Global Political Economy of Israel
Above all, it is a grand, perpetual deconstruction of Israel's material reality, a penetrating, sarcastic and well-written study of 'where we live'.
It is a masterpiece." -- Ronen Palan, Professor of International Political Economy, University of Sussex "This innovative and thoroughly researched examination of Israel in the global political economy is a brilliant addition to the growing 'new political economy' literature.
Applied to the "model" case of Israel, our analysis suggests that the militarization of Israel's economy since the late 1960s occurred within a growing dichotomy between large and small firms.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/rad-green/2002-December/005884.html   (1365 words)