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Socialize12 offers an enhanced Social Business summit with some of the world’s leading Social Business thought leaders that will investigate the innovations, challenges and opportunities of social business as well as the ‘How tos’ and ROI of this new ways of doing business.
Wohl Center, Ramat Gan, Dec 4th, 2012, 7:30AM-17:30

Living in an ‘accelerated world’ we can’t help but witness the social revolution that is taking place through the abundance of social networks, and we’re interested in exploring how this bi-directional communication generates change within organizations.




The Israel Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency completed the first phase of the development of the David’s Sling Weapon System, by conducting a successful interception test.

This test included for the first time a successful interception by the Stunner Missile of the DSWS. The test was conducted by Rafael Advanced Defense systems at a test range in the southern part of Israel.

The DSWS is designed to provide an additional layer of defense against ballistic missiles by adding additional opportunities for interception to the joint U.S.-Israel Arrow Weapon System, resulting in an improvement in the State of Israel’s defense architecture against missile threats.

The prime contractor for the integration and development of the David’s Sling Weapon System is Rafael, in conjunction with Raytheon. The system radar is being developed by ELTA Industries and the Battle Management Center by Elbit Systems.

Mr. Jurgen Moors , Ambassador Caspar Veldkamp  and Prof. Uzi deHaan
Photographer: Tomer Neuberg

The Dutch Microtechnology and ICT mission is visiting Israel these days to learn about Israels strengths in this sector, and to seek international partners, knowledge and business opportunities. Participants are large companies, such as Vodafone and Atos, and innovative SME's.

The Ambassador of the Netherlands to Israel, Mr. Caspar Veldkamp said: “Holland and Israel are leading countries in the realm of micro-technology and ICT. The two countries aim to be a step ahead. Inventing, building and commercializing new technologies. Our countries are at the forefront because we seek cooperation in innovation. We see it here during the mission in Israel, and I'm confident we will see it in our first bilateral innovation day next year in the Netherlands”.

 The President of the State of Israel, President Shimon Peres, delivered remarks at the Homeland Security Conference (HLS), the second international conference for homeland security which took place in Tel Aviv. At the conference President Peres said, "As someone who was part of founding Israel's defense industries I am delighted to see the innovative technological developments which are leading the world in homeland security. I am proud of my people; we are a nation with creativity and wisdom, courage and chutzpah."
President Peres addressed the situation on Israel's borders. Regarding the situation in southern Israel the president said, "We are taking it very seriously. We will do what we can to lower the flames as much as possible but we will keep our people safe. We will ensure that Israeli mothers can get a quiet and safe night's sleep with their children, that is a basic human right. If the message becomes that you can shoot and still be paid it will be a catastrophe for everybody and that's what his happening. If the Emir of Qatar wants to give donations he can give as much as he wants but what would he do if someone was shooting at Doha. It's a scandal. We call on all the people who provide money to make a clear condition, you shoot then you won't get paid. The people who govern Gaza made decide if they want to fire or if they want peace, we cannot permit double standards. "

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening (Tuesday, 13 November 2012), for the third year, at a ceremony at Ben-Gurion University in Be'er Sheva, awarded the "Prime Minister's Prize for Initiatives and Innovation."

 The goal of the prize is to encourage initiatives, innovational thinking, imagination and creativity among various population groups, including young people, and thereby lead to significant changes in society, the environment, science, technology, etc.

 The Prizes, which are worth NIS 170,000, were awarded this year to entrepreneurs in two categories: The Prime Minister's Prize for Initiative and Innovation for Financial Profit and the Prime Minister's Prize for Initiative and Innovation Not for Financial Profit (NIS 70,000 each). Two honorable mentions will also be awarded, one in each category (NIS 15,000 each).

 Prime Minister Netanyahu said: "These two great forces – initiatives and innovation – push society and life to new heights. We are facing a very promising and, in a certain sense, a very challenging period. The development of the world of the Internet has reached the cyber world very quickly; the cyber world reaches the world of cyber-attacks. There must also be defenses; new things come from this defense – new industries and new understandings. We must advance these from within both the Government and the Prime Minister's Office. I believe that this is not only within us, it is also our future. Therefore, we established this Prize. Initiatives and innovation advance humanity, the State of Israel and society. The pace of change, applications and initiatives is increasing. This attests to the creativity of the Jewish People, the State of Israel and Israeli citizens."