After months of promises and false starts, the Israeli work week losing an hour! As reported by Globes, the working week in Israel will be reduced to 42 hours starting April 1. The reduction comes without a reduction in pay. The new total working hours per month will become 182 hours instead of 186, leading …

In case you missed it, several organizations are reporting that the Ministry of Transportation has yet again made things easier for new immigrants with a foreign drivers license – this time changing the conversion deadline. Now, olim wishing to convert their foreign license to an Israeli one will have 5 years from their date of Aliyah, instead …

ICYMI: The Ministry of Health recently added 106 new treatments and medications to the national Healthcare Basket.

Last month, the Knesset Economic Affairs Committee revised penalties for traffic violations – including for electric bikes. The new fines are as follows: Running a red light – 1,500 NIS. Driving a vehicle whose registration expired within the last 6 months – 1,000 NIS. Driving a vehicle with a license that expired within 4-24 months – …

Prepare for landing, cheap flights to Europe are coming to Israel. Ryanair, the low-cost European airline, and the Ministry of Tourism have announced a series of new routes for Ryanair. There will be 15 new routes beginning operation in the coming months. Starting in the winter of 2017, Ryanair will be offering flights from Germany, Poland, Italy, …

Step aside Moovit, there is a new car-sharing service in town.   On top of the Tel-O-Fun bike sharing initiative from 2011 and the Light Rail construction another transportation innovation is making its way to the streets of Tel Aviv. A car-sharing initiative has been presented by the City of Tel Aviv called Autotel. Car2Go, a …

Working in Israel? There will be 7 laws going into effect on January 1st 2017, you should get to know. 1. The national minimum wage will increase to 5,000 NIS monthly and will reach 5,300 NIS by the end of the year. 2. Plastic bags will now cost 10 agorot a piece. For now, this …

Trains will not run from January 4th (at 19:00) to January 8th (at 5:00).   There will be a temporary shutdown of trains travelling between Beit Yehoshua and Tel Aviv and between Hod HaSharon to Tel Aviv in both directions. The shutdown is due to the development of the High-Speed Railway Line between Herzliya, Tel Aviv …

Mandatory army service in Israel may be shortened once again. A proposal was approved by the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. If the amendment passes a second and third reading it can become a law and would go into effect in 2020. The last cut to army service requirements was made in July 2015 …

Starting May 1st, bicyclists will no longer be able to ride on Tel Aviv sidewalks without risk of violation fines. On Sunday April 24, the Tel Aviv Municipality and the National Road Safety Authority will begin a public relations campaign. There will be billboards, videos, and green graffiti on sidewalks along with policemen, and others …