Is it worth to be self-employed in Israel?

One of the main difficulties faced by American olim trying to become self-employed in Israel is the double social security/bituach leumi tax. In addition to income taxes, self-employed Americans working in Israel face US social security and Medicare taxes at the rate of 15.3% plus Israeli bituach leumi at the rate of 5.97% or 17.83% (depending on the income). When

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