Ministry of Finance Highlights Israel’s Economic Success and Fiscal Discipline
Israel’s problems, real and imagined, are the focus of persistent media attention. The New York Times, for example, regularly chastises the Israeli government and finds fault with Israeli society wherever it looks. A recent Times op-ed on the treatment of gays chose to excoriate Israel, the region’s most tolerant society. Relentless criticism and condemnation of Israel obscures the extraordinary recent accomplishments of the Jewish state. These accomplishments, laid out in a summary report for 2011 published by Israel’s Finance Ministry, reveal a remarkable story of fiscal discipline and economic expansion.