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JIIS Blog · 1w ago

Households

Yair Assaf-ShapiraAt the end of 2016, some 2.5 million households lived in Israel. A household is defined as a group of people (or one person) who live in an apartment, and have a common exp...
JIIS Blog · 2W ago

Business Arnona

Lior RegevArnona (municipal tax) is the main source of regular income for Israel’s local authorities, including the Jerusalem Municipality. Residential Arnona, however, does not typically co...
JIIS Blog · 4W ago

Kibbutz in the heart (of the city)

Dafna ShemerThe borders of the city of Jerusalem underwent a significant change 50 years ago, in June 1967. Much has been written about that change, which led to additional population, terri...
JIIS Blog · 1M ago

It's time to raise the curtain

Alon KupererdThe Khan Theatre is the city theater of Jerusalem. In 2015 it hosted 66,608 theater guests, who paid to attend any of 16 productions. It is a relatively small city theater compa...
JIIS Blog · 1M ago

The Silver Screen

Omer YanivIn 2008, The Jerusalem Film & Television Fund set up operations in the city, tasked with promoting the production of audio-visual works with Jerusalem as their focus, and also expa...
JIIS Blog · 2M ago

Housing Projects – Israeli Style

Dafna ShemerOne of the repercussions of the 2011 housing protests was that recent Israeli governments, and the current minister of finance in particular, have taken measures to lower the hou...
JIIS Blog · 2M ago

Who I talk about when I talk about running

Yair Assaf-ShapiraOn Friday, March 17, I awoke to a cool, quiet morning that felt like a holiday. There was almost no sound of cars, because many roads were closed for the Jerusalem Marathon...
JIIS Blog · 2M ago

The apartment is always bigger on the other side

Lior RegevJerusalem Institute for Policy Research en.jerusaleminstitute.org.ilA few months ago the 2017 Arnona (municipal tax) invoice landed in our mailboxes. Next to the total payment due,...
JIIS Blog · 4M ago

Under Construction

Yair Assaf-ShapiraJerusalem Institute for Policy Research en.jerusaleminstitute.org.ilDuring 2015-2016 (January 2015 through June 2016, a total of 18 months) construction was started on 70,6...
JIIS Blog · 4M ago

Employment-Population Ratios

Yair Assaf-ShapiraJerusalem Institute for Policy Research, en.jerusaleminstitute.org.ilIn 2015 (the last year for which data are available), a total of 321,000 men and women were employed in...