The Bank of Israel has been examining the possibility of a state-sponsored currency for several months.
The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange also fell on Wednesday, as stocks went down by 0.8%.
Rabbi Ben Tzion Motzpi, a respected and highly conservative Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) rabbi from the Sephardi community, gave these rulings recently in response to questions submitted to his website.
“The finance minister asked me to stay until the beginning of 2018 in order to complete what the authority and ministry have initiated,” Hauser said.
Israel’s economy is booming despite a strong shekel and stagnant export markets.
Automatic cash withdrawal machines are now issuing the new NIS 50 and NIS 200 notes only.
Private consumption, on the other hand, grew 4%, and investment in fixed assets grew a healthy 7.5%.
The report noted that Israeli inequality was near the worst in the OECD, near the United States, Turkey, Mexico and Chile.
Sha’ath repeated PA threats to halt security coordination with Israel.