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."  

Israel is Not Isolated/Boycotted

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #154, July 22, 2011

Is Israel isolated/boycotted?  Is time running out on the Jewish State? On the contrary – time is on Israel's side:

Another Wave of Acquisition of Israeli Companies

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #153, June 21, 2011

1. Intel plans a $4.8BN expansion of its Israeli operations, applying for a $600MN grant from the Israeli government.  Since 1999, Intel  invested $10BN in its four Israeli R & D centers and two manufacturing plants (7,300 workers), exportinAg $20BN out of Israel, $2.7BN export in 2010 alone (Globes, June 17, 2011).

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates on Israel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHStBGk_D8Y, June 07, 2011

A brief video on Israel becoming an attractive site for investment by US and global giants.

Surge in High-Tech Investments and Acquisitions

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #152, May 06, 2011

The Irvine-based Broadcom acquired Israel's Provigent for $340MN, Broadcom's 8th Israeli acquisition since November 2000 – VisionTech for $250MN, Dune Networks - $178MN, Pecello - $86MN, Siliquent - $84MN, Octalica - $31MN, SighticVista - $15MN and MStream - $10MN (Globes March 22).

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