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Report: Russia, Israel, to Sign Free Trade Agreement

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Russia and Israel are about to sign a free trade agreement in the very near future, Russian Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergey Levin told TASS on Friday after talks with his Israeli counterpart.

“We’ve discussed the prospects of forming a free trade zone, which the government plans to put on paper within the shortest period of time,” Levin said, adding that the issue had also been discussed at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

Israeli Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel confirmed his intention to go ahead with the plan very soon.

The two sides agreed on reciprocal purchases of agricultural products, setting up joint ventures and the introduction of agricultural high-tech, Levin said. Russia would like to increase its sale of wheat, beef and eggs to Israel, while Israel, a world power in agricultural technology, is ready to share its expertise with its Russian trade partners.

Russia and Israel plan to establish a Moscow-based agricultural technological demonstration center, Ariel told TASS, adding that Israeli export to Russia has been decreasing recently due to the ruble’s devaluation, implying Israel would like to see a solution to the price gap, to encourage both exports and imports.


Between Gaza, Israel and Judea and Samaria, Trade Crosses all Borders

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

By Zack Pyzer

Trade volume between Gaza and Israel is at a high since the beginning of the year.

In its monthly activity report, the IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) confirmed to Tazpit News Agency that products made in the Gaza Strip are being sold in Israel.

The reverse is also true, according to the COGAT Spokesperson. Even Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are also doing business by selling to Arab merchants in Gaza.

The confirmation comes against the backdrop of the continued flow of goods and personnel across the Israel-Gaza border.

In April, Gaza received 63,468 tons of construction materials through Israeli crossing points, contributing to the reconstruction efforts following the 50-day 2014 summer conflict “Operation Protective Edge.”

In addition, 447.6 tons of merchandise were marketed from Gaza to Israel and abroad. A total of 3,754.9 tons of merchandise were marketed since October 2014

Over 760,000 crossings were made by Arabs from Judea and Samaria into Israel to work in the same month. A large number work in the construction industry, including in the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

BDS Fails in Britain

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Trade between Israel and Britain reached all new highs in 2014, according to a Makor Rishon report, despite attempts by various BDS groups to to boycott Israel.

Overall trade for the first half of 2014 is 28% higher than last year, and exports from Israel to England are 38 higher than last year.

Israel exports to Britain reached 1.6 billion pound sterling, and British exports to Israel reached 957 million pounds.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said that his government will fight all antisemitism, and attempts to boycott Israel.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Hamas: Body Parts for Terrorists

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Israel’s Channel 10 reports that Hamas has offered to to make a trade to get their terrorists released from jail. Israel rejected the offer.

According to the report, Hamas has offered to trade body parts they collected or captured from dead IDF soldiers in Gaza, in exchange for the release of the recaptured terrorists that had previously been released in the Gilat Shalit trade. Is there any limit at all to Hamas’s depravity?

Channel 10 also reports that Sayeret Matkal (Special Forces) had gone back, deep into the Rafah tunnel in which Lt. Hadar Goldin was kidnapped and killed.

The special forces unit brought back a critical (unnamed) object which proved beyond a doubt that Goldin was dead. It was based on that, that the IDF was able to reach a definite conclusion.

Goldin’s unit had been ambushed during a cease fire on Friday, August 1, 2014, by  tunnel terrorists. Two additional soldiers were killed in that attack, and Goldin was taken.

The IDF reportedly prevented Hamas from successfully taking Goldin or his body hostage, by massively bombarding the area.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Big in Japan

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu will be traveling to Japan on Saturday evening for a four day meeting to discuss increasing economic and diplomatic cooperation.

During the meeting, Netanyahu will meet the emperor and empress of Japan, as well as the Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abo.

Its expected that in 2014 the Asian market became Israel’s 2nd largest export partner, knocking the US down a notch.

Israel’s exports to Japan stand at $1.1 billion, and its imports at $1.5 billion. According to a Jerusalem Post report, there is a tremendous amount of room for increased trade with Japan.

Trade with Asia is nothing new for Israel. The Far East has been a trade partner with Israel going back 3000 years.

Domo arigato gozaimasu.

Shalom Bear

Abandonment and Boycotts – How We Should Respond

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Here are some initial thoughts on, and responses to the challenges facing us is Eretz Yisrael.

The Boycott Threat It’s no secret that John Kerry is pushing the Europeans, behind the scenes, to threaten Israel with their boycott threats.

It seems to me that if Israel is under boycott, the first thing Israel should do is threaten to cancel the F-35 deal, and say we won’t be forced into buying technology which we don’t want. And then find a friendlier country willing to build a new fighter plane for us, according to our specs (assuming we can’t do it ourselves). I hear China and India would love to get their hands on that Israeli project.

In addition, as you probably heard, Israel is close to finding yet another cure to yet another disease.

Any country who boycotts Israel will not be allowed to use our medicine and our technology without paying the boycott tax, which will be set at 1000% of the products price.

True, these European countries will try to smuggle our technology and cures in, but that would breaking international law, wouldn’t it?

Abandoning Israelis to Wild Netanyahu’s threatened to abandon (at least) 20% of its citizens to Palestinian rule.

No problem. The first thing we’re going to do is declare every area abandoned by the State of Israel, as now being under the sovereignty of the State of Judea.

There will be a moment of legal vacuum between the end of the IDF martial law and the emergence of a Palestinian State. At that moment, each person living in these ungoverned areas will have the right, anchored in international law, to declare self rule. Anyone looking to take over these self-ruled areas will be breaking international law.

Here are some of the benefits of living in the State of Judea:

  • Government will be a loose confederation of towns, cities and cantons, and not centralized the way it currently is in Israel.
  • Each member town-state will be able to decide its own local laws.
  • There will be direct elections for all representatives, no voting for parties.
  • Judges will be elected locally and directly by the people, and have term limits.
  • Education, police, and construction will be run and managed on the local level, and not by a central government.
  • The federal government will be kept small and limited – by law.
  • Taxes will capped, and not be at the insane levels they are now in Israel. VAT tax will be cancelled. Taxes will first go to local needs, before federal.
  • Every citizen of the State of Judea will receive a plot of land.
  • Every adult citizen of the State of Judea, of sane mind, will have the right bear arms, and may be part of the Judean Armed Forces, or to their local town-state’s militia.
  • The State of Judea will have a zero-tolerance policy for acts of terrorism.

So, if the Israeli government wants to abandon its citizens to the terrorists, the abandoned citizens will take up the challenge, and set things up the way they should have been in the first place.

More to come on these topics in the near future. I’d like to hear your thoughts.


EU Boosts Trade Ties with Israel despite Judea and Samaria Boycott

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The European Union has brought 65 companies to Israel Monday and Tuesday to strengthen relations despite the controversy over its policy to bar grants for activities in Judea and Samaria.

The “Mission for Growth” was headed by European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani and is focused on space technologies, information and communication technology and tourism.

There is great potential for cooperation in this area because Israel resides in an area suffering from a shortage of water. Tajani met with Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett Tuesday to open an EU-Israel” Business Round Table” and sign a “letter of intent” on industrial cooperation.

The mission is in stark contrast to the EU’s policy to officially bar grants for activities in Judea and Samaria, but the European Union has denied that its objections to a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria are designed to stop Israeli companies from operating there.

“There is no requirement in the guidelines that states that beneficiaries of EU grants not operate in the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967,’ the EU stated to a pro-Arab website.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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