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Israel's commercial hub – home to approximately 430,000 residents – was ranked 28th just five years ago, based on a comparison of prices across 160 products and services.
Two times in as many weeks, hundreds of demonstrators in Tel Aviv donned yellow vests to oppose increases in the price of electricity, water and food, as well as to dismantle the power of monopolies.
"The Israeli government must discuss this crisis at its next meeting on Sunday, and decide to put an end to the price increases before all the country burns," said protest leader Shai Cohen.
Getting rid of some messy import policies would help spur competition and bring down prices.
By NIV ELIS
Man behind movement to bring young Israelis to Berlin in protest of high cost of living reveals identity.
By LAHAV HARKOV
With Israel's average price for gas at $8.28 per gallon ($2.12/liter), it constitutes 8% of the average Israeli's daily income to buy a gallon of fuel.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The cabinet hopes to increase competition with local retailers, and thus bring down prices.
OECD figures show Israelis working 251 hours per year more than the OECD average, with a 43-hour average work week.
By DANIEL TAUBER
In largest social demonstration in years, people march from Habima Square to TA Museum, chanting “we want social justice, not charity”; PM expected to unveil plan to address housing shortage; around 20 arrested.
By BEN HARTMAN
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