Cisco and Facebook Expand Israel Operations

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #163, June 22, 2012

Cisco and Facebook demonstrate confidence in the long-term viability of Israel’s economy.

Hong-Kong Billionaire Keeps Investing in Israel

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #162, June 14, 2012

$22.5BN Sir Li Ka-Shing, the Hong Kong business magnate and the 9th wealthiest person in the world, made his 7th Israeli investment (through Horizons Ventures) in high tech start-ups

EMC, the storage giant, intensifies Israel operations

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #161, May 11, 2012

The $58BN MA-based EMC acquired Israel’s XtremIO for $430MN, in addition to its existing Israeli R&D center, which employs 750 persons. 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Praising Israel’s Economy

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #160, April 05, 2012

“Israel's economy remains strong with GDP growing 4.7 percent in 2011, led by robust private consumption and buoyant investment.

Long-Term Confidence in Israel’s Economy

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #159A, March 23, 2012

Israel’s economic growth during the last five years (21%) is higher than all OECD countries, other than Turkey.  Israel’s economy grew 270% during the last 20 years, while Israel’s population grew 145%. Israel’s unemployment is the lowest ever – 5.4%. 

IBM – 11th Acquisition of Israeli Companies

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #159, February 02, 2012

IBM acquired Israel’s WorkLight for $60MN, its 11th Israeli acquisition. IBM employs 1,100 persons in its R&D centers in Israel

Apple Corporation Highlights Israel

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #158, December 21, 2011

1.  Apple made its first Israeli acquisition, Anobit, for $400MN (Globes business daily, December 21, 2011).  Apple will establish, in Israel, its first R&D outside the USA (Globes, Dec. 15).

Israel Isolated? Israel Embraced by the Investment Community!

Jerusalem Boardroom #157, October 22, 2011

Walking the (pro-Israel) walk supersedes talking the (anti-Israel) talk. The following data provides some background to Standard & Poor's decision to upgrade Israel's credit rating to A+:

The USA Needs Israel as Much as Israel Needs the USA

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #156, September 01, 2011

U.S. defense and prosperity increasingly depend on the ever-growing economic and technological power of Israel. If we stand together we can deter or defeat any foe… We need Israel as much as it needs us (Wall Street Journal, July 5, 2011).

Time is Running in Israel's Favor

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #155, July 29, 2011

Time is running in Israel's favor, as evidenced by the "global economic walk" and irrespective of the "global political talk."  

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