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  • Anti-Israel Cartoons Appear in German Press

    Posted by Ron / on 08/13/2013 / 0 Comments

    New anti-Israel caricatures have appeared in a major German newspaper. In today's Stuttgarter Zeitung, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is shown sitting on a park bench, holding a piece of bread for peace doves that he is poisoning with liquid from a bottle labeled "settlement construction."

    The cartoon caption falsely references a 1938 anti-Nazi song by an Austrian Jewish emigre, Georg Kreisler, called "Pigeon Poisoner." On Facebook, Kreisler's daughter sharply criticized the caricaturist for a drawing she deemed "anti-Semitic and wrong in content." Israel, she writes, has made numerous peace offers. She adds that her father never would have supported the view ..

  • Israeli Alternative Energy Sources

    Posted by Ron / on 08/06/2013 / 0 Comments

    Producing power from sea waves will solve Guinea Conakry's energy problems and shall save Millions of Dollars according to the Israeli company, SDE Energy Ltd., the world leader in the planning, construction and marketing of power stations which produce electricity from sea waves. They have signed an agreement with guinea Conakry government for the development of a 100MW sea wave power plant along the coastline of guinea Conakry. This project will help guinea Conakry become more independent and with stable power supply that can solve all the energy problems these countries have.

    Due to the high oil prices and the rising ..

  • 452 Fifth Avenue Israeli Owned by PBC

    Posted by Ron / on 07/31/2013 / 0 Comments

    The real estate arm of the IDB Group, one of Israel's largest real estate companies announced that for the first time ever, the penthouses floors of the Class A office tower at 452 Fifth Avenue are available for lease. The unveiling of the newly redesigned top three floors follows the successful repositioning and marketing campaign at the property.

    "Over the past 18 months we have been able to completely reposition this signature asset from a single tenant to multi-tenant use attracting some of the financial industry's top companies," said Ehud Elizur, President of PBC USA Real Estate, who own 452 Fifth ..

  • Non-Profits and Kids

    Posted by Ron / on 07/29/2013 / 0 Comments

    I am blessed to sit on a number of non-profit boards but no charity work is as rewarding as those which help children. Whether it is an organization like RAJE (Russian-American Jewish Experience) which teaches kids about Judaism, or Kars for Kids whose radio ads air constantly, there are hundreds of thousands of charities which help kids.

    In Judaism, kids have such a special role and as I look back at my childhood, from my time at the synagogue and in various youth movements, I recognize that there were organizations which played an important role in my development. Today, as an ..

  • First Digital Directory Of Israeli Real Estate

    Posted by Ron / on 07/23/2013 / 0 Comments

    M.G.M. International Publications Ltd., the leading English language publisher of digital and electronic information on Israeli public companies and securities recently completed the first ever Israeli digital directory on real estate companies. MGM plans to offer other industry-specific publications soon.

    The Digital Directory is distributed electronically via e-mail to a controlled circulation list of private and institutional investors worldwide interested in Israeli equities and, in particular, Israeli real estate securities and stocks.The Directory includes detailed profiles of leading Israeli real estate public companies and summary information on tens of other real estate companies.

    With possession of the directory, one can research ..

  • American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Announces New Appointments for Board Of Directors

    Posted by Ron / on 07/15/2013 / 0 Comments

    The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased has two new board members - Michael Brower, Senior Federal Policy Director, Mosaic Federal Affairs LLC; and Rolf Gibbels, Global Power Generation Solutions Leader, IBM.

    As the American renewable energy industry goes, the start-up nation of Israel continues to grow tremendously as a renewable energy hub. From Itzhak Tshuva to Ron Hershco, many Israelis are investing in renewable energy.

    Michael Brower, a retired career Naval Officer and Aviator, is Mosaic Federal Affairs' principal responsible for the firm's operations and management as well as all legislative objectives and priorities. Rolf Gibbels is ..

  • Help Others: Just Do It!

    Posted by Ron / on 07/12/2013 / 0 Comments

    When any holiday approaches, many consider those who may not have the wherewithal to celebrate their faith in the manner many of believe they should be. The sense of community becomes more prevalent, and with Passover approaching, there are so many people and organizations doing important work, spreading good will and setting the bar for true charitable deeds.

    Kars For Kids is providing food for Passover to people who may not otherwise make the Passover Seder. Then there are people like Jerusalem-based Jeff Seidel or Chabad houses worldwide that provide free Passover Seders to people throughout the world. As the Yiddish ..

  • The Bank of Israel keeps Interest Rate At 1.75 percent

    Posted by Ron / on 07/10/2013 / 0 Comments

    The Bank Of Israel announced that they would keep the current interest rate at 1.75 percent, as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February remained unchanged. Inflation expectations for the next twelve months calculated from the capital markets (breakeven inflation), seasonally adjusted, remained stable at 2 percent.

    Real economic activity: Updated indicators of economic activity in February point toward continuation of the improvement which began to be seen in January. Foreign Investors, including Ron Hershco continue to be active in Israel.

    The labor market: Labor market data which became available this month indicate stability in employment for January.

    Budget data: In ..

  • Great Investment Opportunities in Israel

    Posted by Ron / on 07/08/2013 / 0 Comments

    The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) will hold its twelfth annual London "Israel Opportunity" investor conference in conjunction with the Israel Embassy in London and the UK Israel Business Council. The conference brings leading Israeli companies with European investors to show the tremendous financial and investment opportunities in Israel.

    The keynote speech will be given by Prof. Stanley Fischer, Governor of the Bank of Israel,and presenting companies at the conference will include: Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, Gazit-Globe, Teva Pharmaceutical, Israel Chemicals, and Mellanox Technologies.

    "There are so many investment opportunities in Israel offering great returns - From investing in real estate ..


    Posted by Ron / on 07/06/2013 / 0 Comments

    Hotel development has slowed, but developers and owners still see the value in the Northeast market.

    Although hotel development is not taking place in the Northeast at the fast and furious pace that it was just a few years ago, national brands, owners and developers are still making headway in the market. Northeast Real Estate Business sat down with Steve Scharf, vice president of development and asset management for The Briad Group, and Rebecca Wyatt, Homewood Suites by Hilton's senior vice president of brand management, to discuss a few of their upcoming projects in the Northeast.

    The Briad Group, a franchisor ..


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