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Be Aware: Traffic Fines Set to Increase

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 - [...]

2017-02-20T12:48:29+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Israel|

Cheap Flights to Europe

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, [...]

2017-02-20T12:48:39+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Israel|

New Car-Sharing Service Coming to Tel Aviv

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 [...]

2017-02-20T12:48:58+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Israel|

7 New Tax Laws for the New Year

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 [...]

2017-02-20T12:51:30+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Israel|

Temporary Train Shutdown

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 [...]

2017-02-20T12:49:29+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Israel|

Army Service to be Reduced

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 [...]

2017-02-20T12:49:41+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Israel|

New Bicycle Laws in Tel Aviv

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 [...]

2017-02-20T12:57:07+00:00 April 24th, 2016|Israel|

Clock Change

Don't forget to set your clocks before you go to sleep Thursday night because on Friday, March 25, we will be switching the clocks an hour forward. At 2:00 AM, clocks move forward one hour to 3:00 AM.

2017-02-20T13:06:47+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Israel|

New IDF Draft Policy

In the past, men who made aliyah were required to serve a minimum of six months in the Israeli army. Women were exempted from service if they arrived after the age of 20. With the new IDF draft policy, new male immigrants aged 22 to 26, will no longer be required to serve. However, men [...]

2017-02-20T17:45:26+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Israel|