MembersOy Vey – Traffic Jam!

While it speaks to the strength of Israel’s economy, the massive increase in the number of cars sold in Israel in recent years doesn’t bode well for the traffic situation.

By Michael Selutin |
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Photo: Foto Roni Shutzer /FLASH90

In 2016 alone, more than 288,000 cars were introduced to the roads, despite the fact that Israel imposes an 83 percent tax on all new cars, and additional fees on those classified as “luxury” vehicles.

Ongoing efforts to improve the flow of traffic have so far brought little relief. For example, the newly-expanded highway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv managed only to relocate major traffic jams. But there remains hope that new pubic transportation initiatives, like the express train between...

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