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Life in Israel

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Israeli commercial life and society

In addition to my work as a business coach, one of my interests is blogging about life in Israel. This is a country full of contrasts – over eight million citizens living in an area the size of Wales. You can see snow and the lowest place on the globe in the same day. Although surrounded by geopolitical extremes, Israel has achieved a decade of high economic growth. My work brings me in contact with an array of new companies, exciting technologies and dynamic characters. Sitting back with a relaxing cup of strong tea (with milk), you realise just how much there is to appreciate in the Holyland. Large or small operations, private sector or non profit, my clients provide experiences from which others can learn and benefit.

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  • Eight days have passed since a Palestinian kidnapped, handcuffed and shot two Israelis in a factory in the industrial zone of Barkan in the heart of the West Bank. A few days later, this form of 'self-defense" was justified by yet another resolution from the British Labour Party, this time
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  • I have been asked to give a series of lectures in the Jerusalem region on creating a killer business model. And when considering what makes a strong selling package, I came across a series of massive failures by those who should have known better - remember how Hoover UK promised a
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  • I have written before about the growing trade between Israel and the UK. The numerous jobs gained at Rolls Royce in Derby is just one indication of this trend. In fact, "exports from the UK to Israel skyrocketed in the first six months of this year to £2.6 billion, an
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  • It is generally accepted that Israel will be burdened by a general election in the first quarter of 2019. Thus, the top ministers of the various partners of the coalition are rushing to give interviews as to how much they have done for their supporters and how their policies have
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  • Today, Thursday, nearly 7,000 Christians marched are openly and proudly marching through the streets of Jerusalem. About 24 hours earlier, Jeremy Corbyn, the controversial leader of the Labour Party in the UK, spoke to his annual conference. Regarding Jews and Israel, he said: I believe we are all stronger from
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  • Israel is known as the start-up nation. Its bilateral trade with countries like the UK has never been higher. OurCrowd, based in Jerusalem and a leader in microfunding, is about to reach US$1 billion in crowdfunding. In recent weeks, the country has seen a stunning list of successes in the
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  • Tonight, Tuesday 18th September 2018, the fast of Yom Kippur will commence. Known in English as the day of Atonement, Israel shuts down. You will not see cars on the road. Businesses are closed. Restaurants are shut. Complete tranquility, as the country - at least traditional and observant Jews - dedicate themselves
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  • The amount of Israeli investment in the UK has been growing since a UK government scheme called the UK Israel Tech Hub was launched in 2011...…..Anglo-Israeli business deals totalling £85m have now been secured through the hub. Meanwhile, hundreds of British and Israeli companies have been involved in its various
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  • Israel's economy is rarely a straight forward case study to analyse. All observations are usually couched with the get-out phrase about the uncertainties of the geo-political context. True, but for almost two decades - and arguably longer, the country and its commercial system has punched higher than expected. This week, Jews
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