From Lab Technicians to Nurses: This is How the Workers Became the Responsible Adults of the Crisis.. Two unusual labor struggles in Israel have accompanied the corona outbreak: not for rights, but rather for the system to operate soundly | The health minister’s support in these struggles is important, but he should be leading them himself | Opinion
Israel's emergency financial aid is conditional to the national unemployment rate - but no one knows what it is.. Three government bodies define the unemployment rate differently, ranging from 11.5 to 21 percent | Limor Shalev-Gayar, who worked as a travel agent before corona, is now unemployed - or is she?
"In times of crisis more than ever, investment in higher education will translate to economic growth.". Professor Haim Hames from Ben Gurion University, on the rapid transition to online teaching and the importance of the campus experience | In response to students' financial woes, he urges the Israeli government to grant state-guaranteed loans
The Or brothers, owners of the legendary “Falafel Zahava” in Beit Shean: “We started at the top and got slapped in the face.”. For 35 years, Zehava Bibi fried falafel balls at a stand that drew a pilgrimage of on-foot customers, until she sold it to Niv and Dvir Or a year ago | The young brothers have successfully tended the flame, but corona struck a heavy blow
"People are so angry about the economic situation that they don’t believe in the virus.”. Professor Ora Paltiel, epidemiologist at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, warns of the grave consequences of the crisis in trust between the government and the public | “It leads to the most dangerous behaviors.”
Between 2011 and 2020: "There’s just no safety net.". Amnon Rabinovich, Roi Neumann, Shiri Keller and Osama Amer led local protest camps during the 2011 Israeli social justice protests | Today they call on protesters in the streets not to give up, and to fight together: "We need trust between people, it will not work if the protests are not connected to each other"