The country is suffering an economic recession. According to the Israeli Bank, the data on the state's economic development in the II and III quarters show a growing depression almost in all regions. The production in the high-tech sector decreased by 10%. However, the traditional production went down only by 1,1%. The amount of industrial production in the III quarter decreased by 7,7%, after falling by 14% in the II quarter. In the construction sector (II quarter) the number of newly erected buildings decreased by 40%, and by 70% - in the public sector. The number of tourists, who came to Israel from April till September, decreased by 54,5%.
The unemployment rate during this period, according to official data, was 8,6%.
The relatives of people perished in the Tu-154 incident will receive about $1.5 thousand from Ukraine. This is a compensation amount agreed between the governments of Israel and Ukraine. The Russian insurance company "ASEF" shall pay 60 thousand rubles (about 2 thousand dollars) to the relatives of each perished Russian.
It was previously supposed that the compensation for every perished citizen of Israel or Russia would make up $20 thousand. According to international legislation rules, families of the perished may be eligible for $1.5 million moral compensation.
The Israeli Supreme Court of Justice has heard the appeal of Marina Solodkina, deputy of "Israel baAliah" party, against municipalities of Beit-Shamesh and Karmiel. They attempted to close the non-kosher shops belonging to repatriates.
BAGATS suspended the decision of the mentioned municipalities, which had deprived dozens of repatriates of earnings.
Researchers from the Ben-Gurion University proposed a new technology allowing a spaceship to reach a record speed with the help of a thermonuclear reaction in a thin metallic pellicle of Americium-242m.
This approach, if realized, will reduce the time of the space travel from the Earth to Mars from 8-10 months to 2 weeks.
Israel became the first country to which the "Transaero" company sent its first charter (rented) plane on November 5, 1991. The press conference in Tel-Aviv, devoted to the 10th company's anniversary, was attended by Valeriy Musaev, its Deputy Chairman. He said that during the period that passed, "Transaero" transported about 610 thousand passengers only at regular flights to Israel. That makes more than 5500 flights.