Israeli Business Roundup

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A look at Israel’s successes in developing robotic fighting and unmanned vehicles for the battlefield, including drones and “the Guardium unmanned ground vehicle, which now drives itself along the Gaza and Lebanese borders.” (Wall Street Journal)

Israel is in the last stages of accession to the OECD, but there are serious obstacles to be overcome in the area of bribery, intellectual property rights, and “Israel’s definition of its territory in collating economic data.” (New York Times)

A look at the efforts of TAMID Israel Investment Group to connect Israel’s economy and American business-minded students at U. of Michigan. (Jewish Journal)

A major effort to simplifying business licensing in Israel has run into a dispute over whether Israel’s Shabbat-closing laws should actually be enforced. (YNet)

David Brooks argues that Israel’s remarkable economic and technological success brings with it certain risks. (New York Times)

Posted on January 27, 2010

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