Over 90 delegations of world leaders from 70 countries will make their way to Israel to pay their respects at the funeral of the late Ninth President Shimon Peres

 

Update from the Office of the Ninth President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres: Asof 21:00, more than 90 delegations from 70 countries are expected to arrive in Israel for the funeral of Shimon Peres including:

1.      The United States delegation led by the President of the United States Barak Obama, accompanied by Former President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State John Kerry, and National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

2.      The European Council delegation led by the President of the European Council Donald Tusk.

 

3.      The European Union delegation led by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Vice-President of the European Parliament David Sassoli.

4.      The UNESCO delegation led by the Director-General of UNESCO Irina Georgieva Bokova.

5.      The United Kingdom delegation led by Prince Charles, accompanied by Former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and David Cameron, and Foreign Minister Boris Johnson.

6.      The French delegation led by the President of France Francois Hollande, accompanied by Former President Nicolas Sarkozy and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo.

 

7.      The German delegation led by the President of Germany Joachim Gauck accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

8.      The Canadian delegation led by the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, accompanied by Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion, Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and a host of additional Former Prime Ministers.

9.      The Mexican delegation headed by the President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto accompanied by Secretary of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu.

 

10.  The Dutch delegation led by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte.

11.  The Spanish delegation headed by the King of Spain Felipe VI accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs José García-Margallo.

12.  The Italian delegation led by the Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi.

13.  The Greek delegation led by the Former Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou and the President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

 

14.  The Polish delegation led by the President of Poland Andrzej Duda.

15.  The Swiss delegation led by the President of the Swiss Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann.

16.  The Austrian delegation led by the President of the National Council of Austria Doris Bures, accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz and Former President Heinz Fischer.

17.  The Finnish delegation led by the Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipilä.

 

18.  The Swedish delegation led by the Prime Minister of Sweden Stephen Levin.

19.  The Ukrainian delegation headed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

20.  The Latvian delegation headed by the President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis.

 

21.  The Lithuanian delegation headed by the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė.

22.  The Luxembourg delegation headed by the Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri de Luxembourg.

23.  The delegation from the Vatican led by Archbishop Antonio Franco.

 

24.  The Côte d’Ivoire delegation headed by the President of Côte d’Ivoire Alassane Ouattara, accompanied by Foreign Minister and Finance Minister.

25.  The Togolese delegation headed by the President of Togo Faure Gnasingbh.

26.  The Portuguese delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal Augusto Santos Silva.

 

27.  The Brazilian delegation headed by the Foreign Minister of Brazil Jose Seria.

28.  The Turkish delegation headed by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmet Yıldız.

29.  The Chinese delegation headed by the Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang, accompanied by ten representatives of the People's Republic of China.

 

30.  The Singaporean delegation led by the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Minister of Defense Ng Eng Hen.

31.  The Indian delegation led by the Minister of Science and Technology of India Harsh Vardhan.

32.  The Australian delegation led by the Governor-General of Australia Peter Cosgrove and including the Secretary of Defense.

 

Photo Silvia G Golan

 

 

 

 

 

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Israel Electric Corporation Signs Multi-Year Services Agreement with GE to Help Enhance Country’s Energy Supply Security

 

· New Multi Year Services Agreement to Cover Three GE 9FA Gas Turbines at IEC’s Eshcol, Tzafit and Alon Tavor Power Stations which include Hot Gas Path Inspection and Major Inspection to each unit.


· IEC Selects GE to Help Increase Long-Term Reliability of its Three Power Plants

 

HAIFA, ISRAEL—September 8 , 2016—In a move to help enhance the country’s long-term energy supply security, Israel Electric Corporation, Ltd (IEC), Israel’s main electric utility, and GE’s Power Services business (NYSE: GE) today announced a new multi-year services agreement, in which GE will support the long-term availability of its three 9FA gas turbines at IEC’s Eshkol Power Station, Tzafit Power Station and Alon Tavor Power Station.

 

Paul McElhinney, president & CEO of GE’s Power Services business, met this week with IEC and other GE executives in a formal signing ceremony for the multi-year agreement at IEC’s headquarters in Haifa. The new deal follows a previous 13-year multi-year agreement between IEC and GE for the three stations. The new pact goes into effect when the old service agreement expires in 2017. The agreement covers parts, repair and technical advisor services for planned outages for the three 9FA units.

 

As further noted by GE’s McElhinney, “GE is delighted to continue our close working relationship with IEC by implementing this multi-year agreement and maintaining IEC’s three power plants. We are proud to help IEC work to increase the country’s long-term energy supply by improving the reliability and availability of its existing 9FA gas turbine fleet.”

 

From right to left: Pascal Schweitzer, General Manager - Europe - Power Services, Paul McElhinney, president & CEO of GE’s Power Services business, Ofer Bloch, IEC CEO and Ram Erlichman, GenerationSenior Vice President, Generation & Energy.

 

Photo Courtesy: Yosi Weiss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OK2GO, an Israeli hi-tech company specializing in location-based control and reporting solutions, has recently signed an agreement with KOINOS, a Chile-based company, to distribute its products there. The company’s development center will remain in Israel

 

The Transaction’s value is estimated at 16 million NIS

 

OK2GO, an Israeli hi-tech company specializing in location-based control and reporting solutions for mobile phones, landlines and biometric smart watches, is expanding its operation and has recently signed an agreement with KOINOS, a Chile-based company active in the technology and innovation fields, to distribute its products there.  The Transaction’s value is estimated at 16 million NIS.

 

OK2GO Specializes in location-based attendance reporting services operated through a broad range of devices including smartphones, mobile phones and landlines. The company has thousands of clients including defense and security companies, traders, government companies and local authorities. The service is operational throughout the workday and provided in full coordination between employer and employee.

 

OK2GO’s market research has revealed that Chile has a high demand for the Israeli company’s advanced service: collecting attendance reports from the office and from the field through mobile phones. OK2GO provides an optimal solution for Chile’s need using a cloud-based service able to collect data from any mobile phone, cellular app, vehicle or the Internet. The system can also interface with the client organizations’ salary and ERP systems, thus increasing the collection efficiency of office hours and project work data and speeding up pay-slip preparation.

 

The service saves businesses an average of 7-15 percent of their wage costs and dozens to thousands of dollars a year, depending on the company’s size. The service will help make work, operation and automation processes more efficient, from checking employee attendance to producing pay-slips. Chile has a population of 17.5 million. Its market size is estimated at 10 million people, 20% of them mobile phone owners – that is about 2 million people. OK2GO has set a goal to reach 5% of the market within three years. This deal is estimated to yield an average of 4 million dollars in the next three years.

 

Shmuel Madar, CEO of OK2GO, has stated that expanding the services to overseas and using the great store of knowledge accumulated in Israel in various fields may serve many countries around the world. He also mentioned that the company has many more new, innovative developments in the pipeline.

 

The company already has branches in Brazil and Argentina, and it has recently closed a deal with one of Brazil’s largest accounting and financial consultation firms – a company employing thousands of people.

 

Image: Shmuel Madar, CEO OK2GO.

 

Photo provided by OK2GO

 

 

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Local EU Statement on Yom HaShoah

 

The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Israel

 

The EU Delegation to the State of Israel, together with all Embassies of EU Member States in Israel, joins people in Israel commemorating today the deaths of six million Jews – innocent men, women and children, murdered simply for being Jewish.

Remembering the Shoah means for us recalling our joint responsibility for the future, continuing to stand strong against anti-Semitism, prejudice and racial discrimination in all their forms.

It is our duty to fight against anti-Semitism on every front. We cannot and will not accept that Jewish communities in Europe do not feel safe.

Attacks on Jews are attacks on all of us – against our way of living, against tolerance and against our identity. The European Union was built on the foundations of our values of democracy, human dignity and fundamental rights.

We are determined to defend these values against hate, violence and fanaticism. Never forget. Never again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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​PM Netanyahu: We face common challenges, the first of which is to defeat the forces of terror that rampage through the world and threaten both our countries. We must stand together in this battle, much as we work together to perfect the future.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, this evening (Tuesday, 4 July 2017), at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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The EU Delegation in Israel and the Municipality of Tel-Aviv-Yafo presented:  Performance Europa!
Urban celebration of live performances and interactive installations
Tel Aviv’s White Night ,Rothschild 1 Plaza, 29 June 

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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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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)

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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 Add a comment

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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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