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Nov 1, 2018, 9:45 PM
We shall replace you
In the few days since the GA, as I have been writing the second part of my "white paper" (Investing In Shared Destiny), the world has changed. It is impossible to ignore the tragic events in Pittsburgh, or therefore...
Oct 19, 2018, 11:23 AM
Investing in shared destiny – Part I
CONTEXT Next week, the annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America will come to Tel Aviv for the first time in its history. Below is a full “white paper” with more technical information, but here is a synopsis...
Jun 6, 2018, 2:49 PM
Don’t cry for Argentina, Israel!
How desperate BDS must be If getting an exhibition soccer match cancelled is a big victory
Feb 9, 2015, 2:40 AM
The boy grew up: 4th generation support of Israel
Around the same time as the Balfour Declaration and the fall of the Ottoman Empire set the Zionist movement on the road towards the founding of Israel, via some 30 years of British Mandate control, the people of Ireland...
Sep 25, 2014, 7:03 PM
Repairing the neighbourhood
Let's talk about Gaza again. The dust has settled, and Egypt will shortly play host to the usual conference about handing the Palestinians millions of dollars without sensible checks and balances. Nothing much will be built, and funds will...
Aug 16, 2014, 12:17 AM
Israel-Gaza: A test of quaint old British ‘fair play’
On the muddled Britons who agree Israel must use force but aren't comfortable seeing death and destruction
Jun 20, 2013, 6:46 PM
In conversation: Adrian Gore – defining South African vitality
25 years after Israel severed ties with apartheid South Africa, there is only a flickering memory of the troubled relationship between the two countries. Today, South Africa’s and Israel’s alliance is strong, at both the business and governmental level....
Jan 23, 2013, 2:42 AM
In varietate concordia
This was my first election day as an Israeli citizen. The Israel I moved to is in many ways not the Israel of any of these parties, and yet of course it is the Israel of all of them....
Jun 24, 2012, 2:54 PM
Leading us out of bondage
"Our word is our bond" is a famous expression. It is just fine when that word is worth something, but it should not be used to answer away the lack of proper documentation behind an agreement. Should this attitude...
May 22, 2012, 2:04 PM
Moody perhaps, but nobody has the blues
Last week, Moody's downgraded Israeli banks' outlook from Stable to Negative. For the layman, this kind of news story often proves quite alarming, but in Israel, it's business as usual. Maybe the prospect of a banking meltdown just pales...
Michael is Executive Director of Asquith Israel Merchant Bank, which seeks to go "Beyond the Start-Up Nation" by investing long-term in Israeli growth companies.