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Netanyahu Worried about ‘Tragedy and Crime’ in Syria

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Cabinet Sunday morning that Syria falls into the same category as Iran when it comes to Israel’s having to strike first in order to defend itself against a threat that could destroy the country.

Referring to the use of chemical weapons across the northern border, the Prime Minister said, “What happened in Syria is both a terrible tragedy and an awful crime. Our hearts go out to the women, children and babies, the civilians who were so brutally attacked by weapons of mass destruction.

“From this we draw three conclusions: One, this situation must not be allowed to continue.

“Two, the most dangerous regimes in the world must not be allowed to possess the most dangerous weapons in the world. And three, we expect that this will stop, of course, but we must always remember our sages’ ancient principle: “If we are not for ourselves, who will be for us?”

He explained that “our finger must always be on the pulse” and that “ours is a responsible finger and if necessary, it will also be on the trigger.”

Potash Corp. Determined to Gobble Up Israel’s Giant Chemical Firm

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

The Canadian Potash fertilizer company is determined to buy Israel’s huge Israel Chemicals Ltd. (despite opposition among lawmakers and employees of the Israeli company.

Over 20 Israeli lawmakers met in Jerusalem Wednesday to discuss the issue, with some voicing strong opposition to the deal, according to Bloomberg.

“The sale of ICL to a foreign company would be abandoning residents of the Negev region and a slap in the face of every citizen of Israel,” Future (Yesh Atid) party lawmaker Meir Cohen was quoted as saying.

Potash Corp is the largest producer of the potash crop nutrient and already owns a 14 percent stake in ICL, which mines chemicals from the Dead Sea and is the world’s sixth-largest producer of potash.

Potash Corp Chief Financial Officer Wayne Brownlee has played down the protests in Israel, saying that “the opposition you’re seeing now is fear of the unknown.” He promised that Potash Corp would not cut production or layoff ICL employees.

Similar promises by other companies carrying out buy-outs frequently have been broken, and Israel Chemicals employees plan to stage protests in coming weeks to try and block the deal.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/potash-corp-determined-to-gobble-up-israels-giant-chemical-firm/2013/02/28/

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