One of the biggest problems in Israel is the protectionism, which stifles the Jewish state from becoming a world economic power. Ryanair wants to make travel and trade cheaper for Europeans and Israelis, but El Al isnt too happy about that possibility. The above article is from 2014, however Ryanair is expected to start opening routes this year, but the problem remains in many industries. Israel would benefit greatly from opening up its economy further. A strong, vibrant economy will allow it to retain and attract talent. A strong economy will make aliyah more attractive and yerida unthinkable. And equally important, it will enhance security and international standing by leaps and bounds. B`ezrat Hashem, Israel will get to experience a true free market in our lifetime.