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Good vs Evil: Israeli Intel Exec Pioneers Hi-Tech With Palestinians. Nephew Abducted By Terrorists
Forbes ^ | 7-1-2014 | Richard Behar

Posted on 07/01/2014 9:05:55 AM PDT by SJackson

Good vs Evil: Israeli Intel Exec Pioneers Hi-Tech With Palestinians. His Nephew, A U.S. Citizen, Is Abducted By Terrorists

Until two days ago, I hadn’t spoken with Yishai Fraenkel since last August. I had just published a Forbes magazine cover story about Israeli-Palestinian joint ventures in high-tech (as well as efforts to bring Israeli Arabs and ultra-orthodox Jews into the sector), and had interviewed Yishai for it. As the general manager of the design and development center at Intel’s headquarters in Jerusalem, the 44-year-old is spearheading those integration efforts for the company.

He gave me a tour, and made others available to speak about the initiatives. Almost instantly, I was struck by his grace, warmth and brilliance. That Intel— the world’s #1 chipmaker—is the key player, along with Cisco Systems Israel, in these programs is monumental. The company is Israel’s largest private employer (9,855), as well as the nation’s largest-single industrial exporter ($3.8 billion; a 10% market share). Intel has invested about $10 billion in Israel over the past few decades, and in April announced it would spend up to $6 billion for an upgrade of a chip-making facility in the country’s south.

But that conversation last August was a painful one for me. Many Palestinian entrepreneurs hated my cover because it crossed the border from development of their high-tech sector into politics—specifically the prospect that such Israeli-Palestinian partnerships could be the best hope for paving the road to peace. Yishai was comforting, and tried to explain why they were upset. “Please continue to cover our region,” he wrote. “As you stated, the rays of sun, even if painful, only do good.” I’ve done so, and only last month moderated a panel in Tel Aviv on Israeli-Palestinian ventures for Israel’s largest high-tech trade association.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; israeltech; palestinians; stih

1 posted on 07/01/2014 9:05:55 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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Long but interesting article.

2 posted on 07/01/2014 9:06:18 AM PDT by SJackson (wish I had known more firsthand about...problems of American businesspeople as a Senator G McGovern)
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To: SJackson
Elimination of terrorists is one of the important tasks at present world.
3 posted on 07/01/2014 9:17:18 AM PDT by eizverson22
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To: SJackson

The Vishay resistors I use a lot of are made in Israel . .
booya


4 posted on 07/01/2014 9:31:08 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: SJackson

No matter how much the Jews do their best to create a peaceful world in Israel with the best of intentions, they have to learn the hard way that Muslims still want to exterminate every single Jew no matter how much prosperity the Muzzies there gain or how many times Jews defeat Muzzies in battle.

Every good thing Jews do for the Muzzies there, it is always returned with negative outcome. How long must the same thing be kept being done while expecting some different result?

I just don’t get it.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 9:31:30 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SJackson

So so sad. Prayers for the families of the young men, and for all of Israel.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 10:12:12 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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