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Israeli banks urge Americans to close investments in Israel
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/objects/pages/ShowTickers.jhtml ^

Posted on 03/08/2010 3:58:30 PM PST by jhpigott

00:31 Israeli banks urge Americans to close investment accounts in Israel (TheMarker)

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hamas; hezballah; iran; israel; lebanon; persiangulf; russia; syria; tehran; war
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Normally, I would just write something like this off to rumor, except for the fact it's being reported through a major Israeli press outlet. 2 very odd things - 1) I've never seen Haaretz use this source before and 2) why in the world would Israeli banks want Americans to pull their investments out of Israel???? I have an idea why - but I'm not sure I like the answer
1 posted on 03/08/2010 3:58:30 PM PST by jhpigott
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To: jhpigott

Probably because Israel is going to take out Iran’s nuclear facilities in the next 2-4 weeks. Would cause instability for financial markets, of course.


2 posted on 03/08/2010 4:00:27 PM PST by library user
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To: maquiladora; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; hennie pennie

ping


3 posted on 03/08/2010 4:02:00 PM PST by jhpigott
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To: jhpigott

Hmmm...


4 posted on 03/08/2010 4:02:41 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: jhpigott

If that’s the case, Israel might be uncertain of the outcome of a strike against Iran. Not good.


5 posted on 03/08/2010 4:03:37 PM PST by unkus
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To: unkus

what I find weird is that this is something you would typically find on some tinfoil website, not reported thru a major news outlet


6 posted on 03/08/2010 4:05:03 PM PST by jhpigott
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To: jhpigott

bookmark


7 posted on 03/08/2010 4:05:06 PM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: jhpigott

ping


8 posted on 03/08/2010 4:05:10 PM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: unkus
Israel might be uncertain of the outcome of a strike against Iran

They wouldn't allow that information to be this widely circulated.

9 posted on 03/08/2010 4:05:16 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: jhpigott; Quix; Joya
"And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places." - Matt 24: 6-7
10 posted on 03/08/2010 4:05:45 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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Thought you might find interesting.


11 posted on 03/08/2010 4:05:58 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: jhpigott

There’s almost no way to announce this silently and the banks have to protect their clients assets. In this case, they probably cant hence, the urgent call for withdrawals and acct closures.


12 posted on 03/08/2010 4:06:31 PM PST by max americana
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To: Stillwaters

This is something to keep an eye on.


13 posted on 03/08/2010 4:07:58 PM PST by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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To: jhpigott

Remember buy on rumors sell on news..


14 posted on 03/08/2010 4:08:29 PM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: max americana

yep, and it’s something the Israeli press censors can’t stop because Haaretz is picking up the info from sources outside of Israel


15 posted on 03/08/2010 4:09:01 PM PST by jhpigott
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To: blam; FromLori; nw_arizona_granny

Very peculiar news.


16 posted on 03/08/2010 4:13:05 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: library user

Why 2 to 4 weeks and not a shorter timeframe?


17 posted on 03/08/2010 4:14:06 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: oprahstheantichrist

Chilling.


18 posted on 03/08/2010 4:14:19 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: oprahstheantichrist

Famines, wars and earthquakes have happened practically every year of recorded human history and beyond. Nothing is new or prophetic about that fact.


19 posted on 03/08/2010 4:15:00 PM PST by James C. Bennett
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To: jhpigott

Could it have to do with some offshore accounts that Obama’s treasury dept have been going after?


20 posted on 03/08/2010 4:15:42 PM PST by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: johniegrad

What’s up?


21 posted on 03/08/2010 4:15:47 PM PST by unkus
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To: jhpigott

Just guessing here...the Israeli banks aren’t sure if they’re going to even BE there, so they’re telling investors to divest themselves in our to protect any investments.

Are they actually afraid they’re going to get nuked?

I don’t honestly see the possibility. There is still Someone who protects Israel, and I really don’t think He will allow that to happen.


22 posted on 03/08/2010 4:18:15 PM PST by hoagy62 (.)
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To: Quix

ping


23 posted on 03/08/2010 4:18:31 PM PST by brooklin
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To: unkus

I don’t know but I thought Israel would have control over this type of information from their own news outlets.


24 posted on 03/08/2010 4:18:38 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: jhpigott

bookmark


25 posted on 03/08/2010 4:20:07 PM PST by pollywog (Psalm 91:4 ~ Under His Wings ~)
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To: SJackson

You may be interested.


26 posted on 03/08/2010 4:21:01 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: johniegrad

Disinformation and Israel will hit them sooner rather than later.

Top off the gas tanks, folks.


27 posted on 03/08/2010 4:21:46 PM PST by unkus
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To: johniegrad

The way I understand it are that the Israelis have a very tight noose on the Israeli press outlets. However, they can’t keep them from re-printing something that has already been reported outside of Israel.

I suppose this could also be disinformation


28 posted on 03/08/2010 4:21:51 PM PST by jhpigott
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To: jhpigott

That’s interesting, but that source that you’re referring to is its own publication... LOL... so Haaretz is basically sourcing itself... :-)

I think we need some more information, background and/or context for this story. It’s too “slim” as it stands.


29 posted on 03/08/2010 4:22:18 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: jhpigott

Heads up Ping

;-)


30 posted on 03/08/2010 4:23:04 PM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: unkus

I hope the Israeli submarines are prepared for second and third strike capabilities


31 posted on 03/08/2010 4:25:01 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: James C. Bennett; oprahstheantichrist
You were saying ...

Famines, wars and earthquakes have happened practically every year of recorded human history and beyond. Nothing is new or prophetic about that fact.

That's true and the Bible doesn't say that this indicates that the last of the end days are near because of that. It says that the end is "not yet" when you see these things... :-)

There are other things that indicate that the end of the last days is very near... (and that's true, apart from these things mentioned above).

32 posted on 03/08/2010 4:25:24 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: RinaseaofDs

How long does it take to inspect and the fuel an ICBM? Or to prepare a submarine for launching missiles?


33 posted on 03/08/2010 4:26:06 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: jhpigott

Interesting...if it’s true and the Israeli banks are contacting their clients directly I would think someone could chime in and verify...but maybe it’s supposed to be confidential.

Still, makes me a bit nervous.


34 posted on 03/08/2010 4:27:11 PM PST by kamikaze2000
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To: Star Traveler

The Marker is a Harretz publication??

Wasn’t aware of that. But if that’s the case, I do not see how the Israeli censors would allow this thru because it doesn’t take a rocket scientists to read between the lines in that one little blurb . . .


35 posted on 03/08/2010 4:27:33 PM PST by jhpigott
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You were saying ...

I don’t honestly see the possibility. There is still Someone who protects Israel, and I really don’t think He will allow that to happen.

I don't know about that. I mean, by that -- that the Bible says that about 2/3 of the Jews will be killed by the end of the Tribulation... so those particular ones won't be protected (at least not from being killed).

I'm not sure how the Jews are going to be able to tell if they are in the 2/3 who are killed or the 1/3 who are still alive when the Messiah of Israel returns to the earth.

36 posted on 03/08/2010 4:28:09 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: jhpigott; johniegrad
You were saying ...

The way I understand it are that the Israelis have a very tight noose on the Israeli press outlets. However, they can’t keep them from re-printing something that has already been reported outside of Israel.

This was referenced from one of their own publications...

37 posted on 03/08/2010 4:29:40 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: unkus

That is exactly what I’m thinking. Israel is between a rock and a hard place. They have considerable military might for the size country they are, but Iran is a much larger country, and even though many Iranians dislike their government, things could change if they are attacked. And Persians are not Iraqis.Plus the other muslim countries that may get involved, and the fact that our POS in Chief is no friend of Israel.


38 posted on 03/08/2010 4:32:33 PM PST by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Pray for Obama,Psalms109:8)
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To: jhpigott

TheMarker

TheMarker is the name of three different Hebrew language offerings from Haaretz Group:


39 posted on 03/08/2010 4:33:12 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I say that because it seems that Jerusalem has to be intact and habitable during the Tribulation. If they detonated a nuke of sufficient size over Tel Aviv (the most likely place for a target), radiation would kill much of the Israeli population. Jerusalem might become uninhabitable.


40 posted on 03/08/2010 4:35:50 PM PST by hoagy62 (.)
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To: jhpigott

bfl


41 posted on 03/08/2010 4:36:41 PM PST by demsux (Obama: Killing Jobs Not Terrorists)
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To: library user

I think it is more likely due to our invasive investigations of U.S. citizens using foreign banks than than anything else. If they were going to war why the heck would they care if some U.S. citizens had money in their banks or not?


42 posted on 03/08/2010 4:39:11 PM PST by 1776 Reborn
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Posted with some trepidation, since Israeli bankers aren't stupid, and don't make money requesting people take their funds elsewhere. I believe The Marker is owned by Ha'aertz, but doesn't have an English language website. Still it's hard to imagine they'd mistranslate their own Hebrew publication so badly. If I had to guess, I'd speculate this is related to a Citibank "warning", this is no big deal in the scheme of things, about Israeli markets due to their expected reclasssification as a developed rather than developing market later this month, which has some impact on indexing. Substitute Citibank Global for Israeli banks, the headline without an article is accurate.

43 posted on 03/08/2010 4:39:12 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: GeronL

That’s my thinking.

If Haaretz is giving this advice, it’s a public way of escalating the threat level without having to manifest something you can pick up by satellite.

Something on the order of, “We are in Bravo-12 status,” or even sooner.

I wonder how much progress the Russians made on figuring out how the Israelis spoofed and shut down their late-model air defense network in Syria?

You’d have to think that maybe air and some special forces, and MAYBE some cover cooperation from Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia for intelligence, extraction, or a place to ditch.

It’s a shame Obama’s in and not Bush, or they’d have some support from Western Iraq to an extent.


44 posted on 03/08/2010 4:41:10 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: 1776 Reborn

Yes, here is the article.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1155130.html


45 posted on 03/08/2010 4:41:16 PM PST by bria
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To: jhpigott; All
This has nothing to do with a strike on Iran.

Banks urge Americans to close investment accounts in Israel

".. Obedient to intensifying U.S. government pressure to crack down on offshore tax evaders, in January Israeli banks began ordering clients they identify as "Americans" or "U.S. tax residents" to close investment accounts they hold in Israel. It is apparently an anticipatory measure, ahead of changes in U.S. law. Local banks are apparently responding to changes in American regulations as their legal counsels interpret them. .."

46 posted on 03/08/2010 4:42:20 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: jhpigott

Obedient to intensifying U.S. government pressure to crack down on offshore tax evaders, in January Israeli banks began ordering clients they identify as “Americans” or “U.S. tax residents” to close investment accounts they hold in Israel. It is apparently an anticipatory measure, ahead of changes in U.S. law. Local banks are apparently responding to changes in American regulations as their legal counsels interpret them.
Haaretz.com


47 posted on 03/08/2010 4:42:30 PM PST by eus
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To: RinaseaofDs

Thats interesting


48 posted on 03/08/2010 4:43:33 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: hoagy62
You were saying ...

I say that because it seems that Jerusalem has to be intact and habitable during the Tribulation. If they detonated a nuke of sufficient size over Tel Aviv (the most likely place for a target), radiation would kill much of the Israeli population. Jerusalem might become uninhabitable.

Maybe for the first half of the Tribulation, but maybe not so for the last half. All bets are off for the last half of the Tribulation... I would say.

A side note here about nuclear weapons. Israel has battlefield nukes that they can use on advancing troops, if they were to have an army advancing on Jerusalem and they can nuke them even 10 or 20 miles outside of Jerusalem and not affect the population there. It will just kill the advancing troops and leave the equipment intact.

Those are your neutron bombs, the ones that the U.S. got rid of, and threw out of their stockpile of nukes. We should have kept them. Not having them actually makes nuclear war more possible not less possible.

49 posted on 03/08/2010 4:44:35 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: bria

Exactly, they don’t want to deal with our foreign bank investigations. The way things are going there will be only two ways to hide cash. Invest in drugs or lend the money to the SEIU.


50 posted on 03/08/2010 4:47:58 PM PST by 1776 Reborn
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