Dec 11 '15 / EIPA Updates

Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport was ranked the world’s fourth-best international airport, according to an annual survey by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The airport was chosen among 10 other international airports as the magazine Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015. Readers gave Ben Gurion Airport a rating of 7/10. On the magazine’s online version, Ben Gurion Airport was described as having “easy access from downtown Tel Aviv,” and being primarily …

Oct 7 '15 / EIPA Updates

According to a new survey, Tel Aviv is one of the top 25 leading financial centers in the world. Tel Aviv is ranked 25th, and advances, among others, Abu Dhabi (28), Beijing (29), São Paulo (31), Stockholm (32), Rio de Janeiro (35), Amsterdam (36), Paris (37), Oslo (67), Moscow (78), and Madrid (79). “Tel Aviv was ranked 32nd in 2013, and since then we have risen to …

Aug 28 '15 / EIPA Updates

Millions around the world – in China, India, Latin America and Africa – benefit from Israel’s technologies Israel’s technological and agricultural developments to better the world are much stronger than all attempts to boycott and isolate the country, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he visited Israel’s exhibition at the Expo Milan 2015. The Israeli exhibition showcases the technological advancements Israel has pioneered in agriculture, and …

Jul 23 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has begun a series of consultations with European foreign ministers, their deputies, and ambassadors of several European countries, in which she is presenting evidence that their governments provide financial assistance to NGOs that support boycotts against Israel. These organisations “actively blacken Israel’s name around the world, accuse it of ethnic cleansing, apartheid, and war crimes; deprive the Jewish people of …

Jun 24 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel has signed a deal with the World Bank to provide water-technology knowledge and expertise for use in developing countries facing complex water security challenges. Under the deal, the Israeli Ministry of Economy has committed $500,000 to the World Bank Group’s Water Global Practice. The agreement will focus on sharing water expertise and industry best practices with developing countries and World Bank Group staff. It will include …

Apr 26 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel is the 11th-happiest country in the world, according to the 2014 annual World Happiness Report released on Friday. This report is published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), an initiative of  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched in 2012 that promotes sustainable development on local, national, and global scales. The happiness scale was compiled using several factors, including GDP per capita, life expectancy, freedom of …

Apr 1 '15 / EIPA Updates

As world powers are negotiating in Lausanne with Iran a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program, the commander of the powerful Basij paramilitary forces of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said that “erasing Israel off the map” is “nonnegotiable.” Mohammad Reza Naghdi was quoted as saying in Farsi: “The destruction of Israel is non-negotiable and the freedom of Palestine is one of our highest priorities.” He also threatened Saudi Arabia, …

Nov 14 '14 / EIPA Updates

Hamas, the Islamist movement which rules the Gaza Strip, is the second richest terror group in the world, with finances of around $1 billion (804 million €), according to a report published by Forbes Israel listing the top 10 wealthiest terror groups. The organization, which collects taxes and aid money, is second only to the Islamic State (IS), which has some $2 billion dollars at …

Sep 4 '14 / EIPA Updates

Israel has signed an agreement with Jordan which foresees the supply of $15 billion (11,4 billion euros) worth of natural gas from its Leviathan energy field over 15 years. Israeli Energy and Watere Minister Silvan Shalom, who still needs to approve the memorandum of understanding, hailed the agreement, and referred to it as “a historic act that will strengthen the economic and diplomatic …