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Cash & Crises
February 07, 2019
New Cash Law sparks panic in Israel
A new law came into force in Israel which greatly discriminates against the Arab-Israeli population which is generally unbanked and who has a greater preference for cash. But that's not all, the law also causes other problems, as the Bedouin tax evader story shows.
November 16, 2018
When Electronic Payments Become a Punishment
There are a growing number of cases of credit card scams via fraudulent telemarketing firms in Israel, particularly targeting the elderly. The Israeli government is being called upon to take action, and help raise awareness about the risks of using credit cards.
September 20, 2016
Freedom to Use Cash
Restricting the ability to use cash undermines the economic and civil freedoms that are the foundation of our democratic societies.
Research & publications
June 11, 2018
Limitations on the use of cash in Israel: A new law
Former Bank of Israel Currency Department Director, Mordechai Fein, looks at the evolution, passinga and consequences of the law for the limitation of cash usage.