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The Globes 2013 Israel Real Estate Conference


The Globes Real Estate Summit will set the agenda for a national housing policy for Israel. A long-term national housing policy,
 which will stay in place even during changes in government, characterizes every Western country.
The time has come for Israel to have a clear and unequivocal national housing policy. Such a policy will include
 the establishment of a national authority for urban renewal and affordable housing, which will create a differential policy
 for a supply of new housing for an extended period, and will adjust the housing supply to the needs and demands
of the country's diverse population.
Israel also needs a structural reform in planning which can implemented beyond the slogan of the "balcony reform,
 with planning at the national level which will maintain strategic interests alongside specific planning
at the local level for municipalities and neighborhoods.
The Globes Real Estate Summit will present ways to solve Israel's housin shortage, such as granting property rights
on a national scale and a real options for affordable housing and urban renewal in poor neighborhoods.

The conference will take place at the David InterContinental hotel in Tel Aviv

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am Morning networking08:00-09:00

09:00-11:00 am National housing policy

A long-term national housing policy which will remain in place even during changes in government, is a feature of every functioning
Western country. The time has come for Israel to also have a clear and unequivocal housing policy.

MK Uri Ariel, Minister of Housing and Construction

Welcoming remarks:

Eitan Madmon, CEO, Globes

Nissim Bublil, Israel Builders Association

Introduction: Adv. Shraga Biran, Institute for Structural Reform – Presenting the main points of a national housing policy
through a bill for the establishment of a national urban renewal and affordable housing authority, and structural reform in planning

Prof. Yaakov Neeman, Minister Of Justice

Harel Locker, Director General, Prime Minister's Office

Eli Yones, CEO, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank


Yona Yahav, Mayor, Haifa

Ofer Kotler, CEO Shikun & Binui

Benzi Lieberman, Director, Israel Land Administration

Moderator: Dror Marmor, Real Estate Editor, Globes

* Revealing Real Estate Man of the Year

11:00-11:30 am Networking

11:30-13:00 pm Parallel Sessions

The construction industry in times of uncertainty Urban renewal as a social reform


A government budget, Financing, credit, mortgages, and construction

Introduction: Reuven Kogan, Deputy Director of budget unit at Ministry of Finance, Israel

The impact of the national housing policy on the industry and its financial conduct

Yakov Royter, Mortgages Manager, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

Tamir Dagan, CEO, Shikun & Binui Real Estate

Oren Hod, CEO, Africa-Israel Residences

David Zvida - C.E.O ,Jerusalem Economy

Talk: Professor Nathan Zussman, Director, Bank of Israel Research

Moderator: Dror Marmor, Real Estate Editor, Globes


The need for a law for the establishment of a national urban renewal

and affordable housing authority to implement a national housing


Introduction: Adv. Assaf Yahav, Institute for Structural Reform

Proposal for a bill for urban renewal

Menahem Leibe, Director, General, Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality

Shlomo Dolberg, Director General, Union of Local Authorities in Israel

Ohad Danus, Chairman, Real Estate Appraisers Association in Israel

Adv. Efi Nave, Head of the Tel-Aviv and Central District, The Israel Bar Association

Adv. Avraham Lalum, Chairman, Property and Real Estate Committee of the Tel Aviv & Central board of the Israel Bar association.

Eliav Ben Shimon, CEO, Boney Haaretz Association

Moderator: Stella Koren Liber, Senior Commentator, Globes


1:00-1:30 pm Networking

1:30-3:00 pm Parallel sessions

Investing in real estate in Israel and globally

Global review & Investment opportunities

Global introduction: Elchanan Rosenheim, Managing Director, Profimex

Russell Appel, Founding Principal, The Praedium Group

Omer Kreisel, Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings

Dr. Michael (Miki) Vardi, Chairman, Reality Venture Capital

Adv. Nir Amsel, Founding Partner, HAP Investment

Michael Karsenti, CEO, Caesarea Development Corporation and Caesarea Assets Corporation


Affordable Housing

Apartments at cost, public land, and joint buyer-stated owned land

Presentation of a financial structure for the joint buying of an apartment by its resident and the state - Adv. Shraga Biran,

Institute for Structural Reform

Introduction: Mathew M. Wambua, Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)

HPD is the nation's largest municipal housing agency, with 2,000

employees and an annual budget of approximately $1billion. HPD

preserve approximately 15,000 units.



Talk: Hershey Friedman, Owner, Azorim

Moderator: Moshe Lichtman, Commentator, Globes

Hanan Mor, Chairman, Hanan Mor Group - Holdings

Dr. Emily Silverman, Senior Research fellow, Institute for Urban Studies, Hebrew University

Dr. Shuki Amrani, Vice General Director, Ministry of Interior

Sammi Maslavi, Chairman & Owner, Construction Company

MK Eitan Cabel

Moderator, Dror Marmor, Real Estate Editor, Globes


3:00-3:30 pm Networking

3:30 pm Parallel sessions

Reforming planning

Housing failures require structural reform anchored in law,which will set a national planning strategy
 and specific planning at the local level

Introduction: Adv. Meir Furgas, S. Biran & Co., Law Firm

Binat Schwartz, Planning Director, Israeli Ministry Of Interior

Prof. Shlomo Hasson, Head of the Shasha Center for Strategic Studies, The Hebrew University Jerusalem

Prof. Architect Eli First, Architects & City

Planners. Adam Mazor-Eli Frisht

Architect Ze’ev Stein, CEO, Blue Square Real Estate

Moderator, Dror Marmor, Real Estate Editor, Globes

Infrastructure: from the "center" to the periphery and back

Two sides to every coin

Introduction: Tal Alderoty, Chief Government Appraiser

Uzi Izaki, CEO, Ministry of Transpiration

Asher green, Vice President Israel Builders Association: Boney Haaretz & Chairman of Contractual Division

עו"ד שירי חגואל, חברת מועצה ויו"ר החברה הכלכלית


Yossi Gordon, Manager Real Estate and Construction,Finance Sector, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

Moderator: Moshe Lichtman, Commentator, Globes


Ethics and standards for Israeli real estate agents

Adv. Adina Haham, CEO, AngloSaxson

Bernard Raskin, Regional Owner, Re/Max Israel

Yohanna Hass, CEO, ELHaneches

Isaac Levy, Director, Ambassador Real Estate Jerusalem & Co

Chairman, Jerusalem Chamber of Real estate Brokers

Adv. Avner Friedman, President, Association of independent real estate agents in Israel

Moderator: Ori Chudy, Real Estate Correspondent, Globes


*Interactive discussion with leading Israeli real estate agencies

*Places are limited

Over 60 leading women from across the world joined together last month for a panel discussion showcasing Israeli females in the lead.
Organized by The Israel Project (TIP) and the Embassy of Cyprus in Israel, the event served as a platform to discuss and understand the challenges and opportunities facing women in Israeli society in the modern age.
Among the panelists were popular journalist Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes. Former IDF commander Miri Eisin and Israeli Olympic athlete Maayan Davidovich.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, today (Thursday, 15 June 2017), in Thessaloniki, at the third trilateral summit, signed joint statements for the continued strengthening of relations.

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A senior delegation from Tanzania, headed by Dr. Aloyce Nzuki, Permanent Secretary Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism, arrived in Israel for a series of meetings and events designed to increase cooperation with the Israeli tourist industry, and encourage Israeli tourism and investments to enchanted, exotic Tanzania.

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At a festive ceremony attended by Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, the Lauder Dormitory Building was inaugurated today at the Technion
state of the art building was donated to the Technion by World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder and his wife Jo Carole

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09 June 2017 – Jerusalem) The U.S. Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki Haley visited Yad Vashem today. The Ambassador was guided through the Holocaust History Museum by Dr. Robert Rozett, Director of Yad Vashem Libraries, participated in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, visited the Children's Memorial and signed the Yad Vashem Guest Book.

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On Wednesday evening, June 7th, the Embassy of Slovenia in Tel Aviv celebrated 26 years of independence, and 25 years of bilateral relations with Israel. The commemoration was held at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation in Jaffa. The event was timed to coincide with visits by both the Minister of Education, Science and Sport Dr. Maja Makovec Brencic, and a high-level parliamentary delegation led by National Assembly President Dr. Milan Brglez.

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President Reuven Rivlin today (Wednesday) met at his residence in Jerusalem with United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki R. Haley.

President Rivlin welcomed her and said, “You are a dear friend of Israel. We appreciate your strong stand on the world’s most important stage, in support of the security of the people and the State of Israel. With your support we see the beginning of a new era. Israel is no longer alone at the UN. Israel is no longer the UN’s punching bag.”

He continued, “When I spoke at the UN on Holocaust Memorial Day, I said that the UN must learn from the lessons of the past, and stand up against hatred and racism. I said it must end its obsession with targeting Israel. Progress has been made. Israel’s standing at the UN has improved. But sadly, we have a long way to go. Both in holding to account, public statements made by officials, and in supporting regulation to reduce the ridiculous number of discussions and resolutions against Israel. This is also true in the Human Rights Council - which has been hijacked as a weapon against Israel - and in UNESCO, where they seek to rub out the history of the Jewish people.”

The President thanked the Ambassador for her great contribution to the State of Israel, and said, “Ambassador Haley, as the representative the US - Israel’s greatest and strongest ally - we appreciate very much your support of Israel, and all you do to stand up for the values of freedom and democracy which we share. Welcome to Israel, welcome to Jerusalem.”

Ambassador Haley thanked the President for his warm welcome and said, “Thank you Mr. President for taking the time to meet with us, it is an absolute thrill to be here in Israel, I so much appreciate the support we have received from the people of Israel. But I feel somewhat guilty because all I did at the United Nations was tell the truth. I have never taken kindly to bullies, and the UN has bullied Israel for a very long time, and we are not going to let that happen anymore. It is a new day for Israel in the United Nations. We just got back from Geneva, talking about the Human Rights Council and hopefully it will be a new day at the Human Rights Council when it comes to Israel.”

She concluded by saying she was greatly looking forward to her visit to Israel and said, “I am looking forward to taking in the history, the beauty, the tradition, and all that comes with the magic of Israel. Thank you very much for having me it is a pleasure to be here.”

Photo credit: Mark Neiman (GPO)

Friday was a beautiful late spring day; the gardens were lovely, the weather was fine; the guests were elegantly attired; the refreshments were generous and delicious; all the makings of a happy celebration marking the National Day of Sweden. H.E. Carl Magnus Nesser, ambassador of Sweden to the State of Israel, hosted the event at the ambassadorial residence in Herzlia Pituach.

The event was attended by many Swedish nationals living in Israel; Swedish music, Swedish food, Swedish sponsors and a generous open bar – all the makings of a happy event.

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A fundamentally agricultural holiday, Shavuot commemorates the custom of bringing offerings to the Holy Temple from the first fruits of the harvest and the first animals born to the flocks.

Shavuot, the Holiday of Weeks, is one of the three pilgrimage holidays, along with Pesach and Sukkot. These are the holidays on which the whole Jewish people would come to Jerusalem​ in ancient times, when the Holy Temple was there, and would offer animal and grain sacrifices.

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Tel Aviv Eat presents three evenings of tastings and workshops featuring the region’s leading restaurants and most prominent chefs. Entrance is free (including the chefs’ demonstrations), and tasting portions range in price from NIS 20-35. Doors open each evening at 18.00. There are several performance stages, live music, and stands selling beer.

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"Only when we remember the families who were torn apart from everyone they loved, who suffered that terrible darkness and evil, who had endured the unbearable horror of the Holocaust, only then can we prevent this agony from ever repeating." President Donald J. Trump

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The Charles Bronfman Auditorium at Habima Square is one of the centerpieces of the Israeli arts and cultural scene, home to the Israel Philharmonic for the last 60 years. On Friday, May 19th, it was home to yet another historic event, with the dedication of the entrance hall to Miri Shitrit of blessed memory.

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President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin today, (Monday), welcomed President of the United States Donald J. Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump on arrival at Ben-Gurion International Airport, and then at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem.

On his arrival at the President’s Residence, President Trump signed the official guest book and wrote, “It is such a great honor to be in Israel and be with all of my great friends”.

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  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, today (Monday, 22 May 2017), at Ben-Gurion International Airport, welcomed US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania with an honor guard.

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President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday , at a ceremony at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, received the diplomatic credentials of the new Ambassadors to Israel from Thailand and Spain. Each ceremony began with the raising of the flag and the playing of the national anthem of the visiting country, and - after the presentation of the credentials - the signing of the guest book, before the playing of Israel's national anthem 'Hatikva'.

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