Israel Democracy

20 stories about Israel Democracy
Moran Massad Hadar

Startup crossroads: Navigating the risks of dual identities in Israeli innovation

21.09.23|Moran Massad
The allure of setting sail from Israel to anchor a startup in foreign soils has never been more compelling. However, this very decision meant to secure our future might also place it at risk, explains Moran Massad of Deloitte Israel
מגדל עזריאלי שרונה תל אביב

Israeli tech startups increasingly opt for US incorporation amid judicial overhaul

While mass job relocation is unlikely, the shift of companies and intellectual property registration abroad raises concerns over tax flows
מהפכה משפטית מחאת ההייטק הפגנה הייטק

Finance Ministry weighs leverage funds to offset judicial overhaul hit on high-tech

08.08.23|Sophie Shulman
Following the judicial overhaul's severe impact on the high-tech sector, Israel’s Ministry of Finance is considering the creation of leveraged funds, a tool that was employed during the severe crisis of 2008
הפגנה מחאה הפיכה משטרית

Calcalist Exclusive: Arthur Dantchik, the main donor of Forum Kohelet, stops financial support of the organization

04.08.23|Adrian Filut
The American multi-billionaire is halting his donations to the organization behind the judicial coup: “When a society becomes dangerously fragmented, people must come together to preserve democracy”
הפגנה נגד ההפיכה המשטרית ב תל אביב

Israel's judicial overhaul turmoil threatens economic growth, investment

Israel's economy may face ratings downgrades, falling foreign investment and a weaker tech sector if turmoil arising from the government's contentious judicial reforms continues
מוסף שבועי 21.3.19 ד.נ.א גיל שוויד

Gil Shwed: "I don't know if today I would register Check Point in Israel"

26.07.23|Sophie Shulman
"I have been keeping my opinions to myself for 30 years. I wish that if I voiced my opinion it would make a difference to someone, unfortunately it will not have an effect," the CEO of Check Point added
איילון צפון במחלף השלום

Morgan Stanley cuts Israel sovereign credit to "dislike stance", Moody's warns of "significant risk”

25.07.23|Reuters and CTech
There is "a significant risk that political and social tensions over the [judicial reform] will continue, with negative consequences for Israel's economy and security situation," Moody’s wrote
עינת גז מנכ"לית פאפאיה גלובל פאפיה גלובל בהפגנה ברחוב קפלן נגד ההפיכה המשפטית ב21 בינואר

“We fought hard. We lost. We leveled up. We keep on fighting”

24.07.23|Eynat Guez
In an open letter to investors in Israeli tech, Eynat Guez, CEO of Papaya Global, vows that Israeli entrepreneurs will continue to fight for Israeli democracy
תל אביב קפלן הפגנה הפגנת מחאה מחאת מפגינים מפגינות מוחים מוחות מהפכה משפטית דגלים דגלי ישראל

Keep on fighting for Israeli democracy

Calcalist Editorial: The struggle must continue, and it will succeed. Without it, Israel will not become Poland or Hungary; it is on its way to becoming Iran
חסימת כביש הגישה ל כנסת ישראל ע"י מפגינים נגד המהפכה המשפטית

Government passes first anti-democratic law in judicial overhaul, protesters vow to fight on

Protesters chained themselves outside Israel's parliament earlier Monday, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed ahead with his contentious judicial overhaul
Protest on Brooklyn Bridge

Demonstrators march across Brooklyn Bridge in support of Israeli democracy

The demonstration organized by ex-pat activist group UnXeptable saw over a thousand people march in New York to protest of the judicial overhaul
מהפכה משפטית מחאת ההייטק הפגנה הייטק

68% of Israeli startups taking legal and financial steps due to judicial overhaul

23.07.23|Meir Orbach
Over two-thirds of companies said they have taken such steps like withdrawing cash reserves, changing HQ location outside Israel, relocation of employees and conducting layoffs
תפילה משותפת ב כותל המערבי בקריאה לאחדות הפיכה משטרית 23.7

Massive protests expected in Jerusalem as judicial overhaul debates continue

23.07.23|Zvi Zerahia
Israeli tech sector and leading law firms call on employees to join nationwide demonstrations
מו"ל כלכליסט יואל אסתרון פותח את הוועידה הכלכלית הלאומית

Sometimes nightmares come true

18.07.23|Yoel Esteron
"The damage to the State of Israel is accumulating, unbearably difficult, but we are still in the moments where, if the campaign of destruction ends within a few months, we will be able to rebuild the ruins," said Calcalist Publisher Yoel Esteron
אראל מרגלית מייסד ויו"ר JVP ומרגלית סטארטפ סיטי

“There will be no investments here because the government is turning Israel from a democracy into a dictatorship"

12.07.23|Sophie Shulman
Erel Margalit, founder of the JVP venture capital fund, added that "everything is now coming to light, and it can no longer be hidden. It's not just President Biden who sees this; it is evident in Europe and the IMF. Everyone is raising questions about it"