Comptroller Report

Israel has failed to mind the gaps - editorial

The next generation is relying on us to ensure that everyone has an equal shot at success. But socioeconomic gaps begin showing themselves already in schools.

State Comptroller Matanyahu Englmann attends a press conference to announce the opening of an invest

Israel's comptroller to roll out climate audit ahead of COP28

Matanyahu Englman warns: If Israel does not make "fundamental changes" in its attitude toward climate, "COVID-19 will only be the prelude to what will happen in years to come."

State Comptroller gives Health Ministry failing marks on pediatric care

One would be hard put to find anything positive in the comptroller’s thick chapter on the ministry.

Third of gov't offices haven't had internal audit in 6 years -comptroller

32 Israeli government offices -- 52% of all government offices -- had few or no internal audits, the state comptroller revealed.

Should Israel's police internal affairs be split from state attorney? -comptroller

Israel's state comptroller says the Police Internal Investigations Unit had many deficiencies in investigating its own, in part due to its organization.

After 9 years, Israeli schools still fail to close socio-economic gaps - state comptroller

In 2014, an equity budget was created specifically to allow for more designated hours to help socio-economically weaker students catch up in school to their peers.

Milk and housing markets are among cost of living casualties - Comptroller

State Comptroller details regulation woes within dairy industry and severe disorganization that has led to the ongoing housing shortage.

Israel needs to allow more building permits to haredi municipalities - comptroller

Of Israel's population, an estimated 9.45 million people, around 1.2 million (or 13%) are considered ultra-orthodox.


VAT exemption for online shopping gains support amid cost of living crisis

As part of the steps required to curb the cost of living in Israel, the State Comptroller recommended expanding the VAT exemption for internet shopping from abroad.


Too much Israeli COVID aid to hotels, not enough to tour guides - comptroller

The comptroller report criticizes Israel for giving NIS 60m. of emergency funds to hotels making a profit and only NIS 300 a month to tour guides during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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