You could try for a thesis topic which makes a generally favorable impression upon a wide audience, or something highly specialized which might appeal strongly but to a more limited audience. The latter may be more of a gamble but if focused accurately might give you a shot at resonating more strongly with your selected targets.As you already know the weekday calendar in Israel is more in sync with mid-east markets than with Euro or US or Asian markets. Any disparity can be viewed as either a problem or an opportunity to exploit. This has Israeli workers in the office on what the west thinks of as the weekend. There are numerous back-office & accounting tasks which need to be done outside of normal trading hours. It can be difficult to get highly trained staff to permanently give up their 'weekend.' This creates a niche where the Israeli weekday calendar becomes an advantage rather than disadvantage. Perhaps orient your thesis towards some topic for which the weekday calendar disparity is an asset rather than liability? While I'm inclined to think that might lean towards back-office accounting or portfolio analysis or reconciliation or clearing tasks, this is based on my limited observations, without any attempt think outside the box.The few financial markets professionals in Israel of whom I am aware have built some non-trivial credentials overseas before moving to Israel. The people of whom I'm aware might be considered to be over-qualified for the roles in which they are in. My relatively UN-informed impression of the Israeli labor market is as generally a buyers market, though generalities may have exceptions in specific niches. I suspect that for junior level roles you might be competing against over-qualified candidates. Perhaps consider gaining some experience outside of Israel before moving back? If you do that, then preferably an overseas firm with a branch office in Israel? While many such branches might be just a local sales office, I'd suggest such firms be crossed off your list. Do some digging to find out the orientation of the work in those Israeli branch offices. You might look for some branches which are doing some form of offshore outsourcing within their firm. Perhaps you might orient your thesis towards a topic in harmony with the work of those branch offices. Perhaps it might be easier to get into an entry-level position in one of the major market centers, then transfer within that firm to the Israeli branch office.A challenge in attempting such kinds of topics might be access to datasets for you to demonstrate your skill in analyzing such data. Perhaps you might explore some angle using data publicly posted pursuant to SEC rule 606 or SEC rule 11Ac1-6? Alternatively, perhaps you might scrape together data from exhibits in civil or criminal litigation? This may be tedious, but if it was easy then lots of students would be doing it.