Israel may be a Jewish state but religious discrimination is still a widespread problem among many sectors, including sports. While Israel may not measure up to America's tolerance of religion and sports, an Israeli football league has recently decided to accommodate their religious players.
According to an analysis by the Dialog Consulting for Human Resources Ltd., the average salary in the high tech sector has steadily risen since mid-2012. However, there were two conflicting trends in a lot of high tech jobs during 2013. While the number of jobs that were available was 4% higher than it was back in 2012, primarily due to the fact that there was a 15% jump in web software developer positions, the number of non-web software development positions has fallen by 2%.
Remember how people used to scold at us for chewing gum because it was uncouth? A recent medical study has further validated their reasons. A new Israeli study conducted by researchers from Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba suggests that frequent gum chewing among children and teenagers contributes to the severe migraines they experience.
Reports and surveys point to a significant salary gap between men and women in the Israeli workforce. After carefully examining the socioeconomic status of women for 14 years, the National Insurance Institute found that men earn 17% more than women when working at the same position, with similar skill sets and experience. They also discovered that 2% more women live under the poverty level than men.
While the snowstorm seemed to have paralyzed several regions in Israel, it did not interfere with business in Mount Hermon. Over 1,600 visitors from around Israel flocked to Mount Hermon to enjoy 4 days worth of snow after the ski site reopened on Monday. The snow at the ski site ranges from 24 inches in the lower areas to more than 40 inches in higher areas. One visitor said that he felt like he was in Switzerland.
In light of the anti-monopoly law that was mandated and passed earlier this week, Cellcom, Pelephone, and Golan Telecom signed an agreement this past Monday to build and operate a shared LTE 4G radio network.
Cellcom and Pelephone has also agreed in sharing passive elements of cell sites for existing networks while signing an Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement with Golan Telecom in exchange for Cellcom's 2G and 3G networks.