New procedure developed to pay taxes on cryptocurrency

Crypto investments have their ups and downs. Sometimes people make profits, sometimes losses. But that is not the only challenge. If you make a profit, paying tax on crypto currency (e.g. bitcoin) profits isn’t easy. The Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) generally only accepts Shekels from an Israeli bank. But Israeli banks typically refuse outright […]

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Israeli Bonds launches campaign to support Israel

Last week, the world stood on edge as Iran declared an unprecedented attack against the State of Israel, Israeli authorities reported that 99% of more than 300 incoming missiles and drones were shot down, but the overnight defensive operation, Iron Shield, represents years of research and development, education, and ability to think outside the box. […]

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How are Israeli markets faring after the Iran drone attack?

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange closed high Sunday afternoon after a slight drop earlier in the day. The market opened slightly high Sunday morning before falling modestly in what was a largely calm day, following the huge Iranian attack on Israel in the early hours of Sunday morning. Hundreds of drones and missiles were launched […]

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42 Israelis featured on Forbes’ billionaires list, a new record

A record-breaking 42 Israelis were featured in Forbes’ World Billionaires list for 2024, published earlier this week. The list names Miriam Adelson, the widow of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, as the world’s wealthiest Israeli.  The Jewish mega-philanthropist recently purchased the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. She still holds shares in Las Vegas Sands, the casino […]

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Israeli startups raised $1.6 billion in the first quarter, up 10% from p

Leumitech, Bank Leumi’s high-tech banking arm, and IVC, a provider of data, quantitative research, and business information, have published the first data from the Tech Review report for the first quarter of 2024. According to the preliminary data in the report,  Israeli high-tech started the year positively, with a higher volume of fundraising and a […]

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Fighting back against antisemitism with Israel Bonds

The numbers are in, and they are grim. In the three months following the October 7 Hamas attacks on Israel, antisemitic incidents in the United States more than tripled, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The organization documented 3,283 antisemitic incidents between October 7, 2023 and January 7, 2024 an increase of 360% from the same […]

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How much will Israelis pay to increase IDF manpower?

The Finance Ministry released Wednesday an assessment of the economic cost of the various alternatives for increasing the IDF’s manpower. The study found that higher economic costs stemmed from additional reserve duty rather than from extended regular service. The IDF revealed in February a plan for increasing IDF manpower due to new needs created by […]

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Israel’s National Insurance will run out of pension funds by 2036

Under the National Insurance Institute law, every three years, the organization’s actuary must present a report containing the forecast and expectation for payments and pensions to the residents of Israel. The institute must also ensure the ability to meet its obligations and the rights granted to citizens by law. The institute’s recent report is tailored […]

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Top private investor to ‘Post’: Smart money should look at Israel

“Smart money should look at Israel,” said Melanie Strum, a top-level private investor who visited the country last week on OurCrowd’s Israel Resilience Tour. Strum, a high-net-worth individual and the founder of Engage to Win, who has been investing in Israel since 2016, said, “When sophisticated markets are down, and other factors that usually affect […]

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