New on Broader View: July 2016
- American Jews: ‘Right’ is wrong by Paul Gross, Jerusalem Post, July 4
- Europe & Israel: A Deadly Blind Spot by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, July 20
- Lebanon: The next one will be far worse by William Booth, Washington Post, July 23
- Political Process: Barriers to Peace by David Pollock, Washington Institute, July 6
- Settlements: A Primer by Michael Koplow, IPF, July 7
- U.S.-Israel Relationship: Strengthening Ties by Ron Dermer, Times of Israel, July 10
More at BDS
, Public Diplomacy
- Rabbi Miki Mark killed in shooting attack near Hebron
- Prime Minister Netanyahu visits Africa, strengthens relations with Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, even Somalia and Chad; renews diplomatic ties with Guinea. Israel also improves relations with Russia, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Paraguay, Cyprus and many other European countries, Egypt, Jordan, and (unofficially) Saudi Arabia.
- Cisco acquires Israeli cyber company CloudLock for $293 million; Swiss firm Doodle buys chatbot maker Meekan; consultancy giant Accenture purchases cyber-security company Maglan; Sony invests $50M in storytelling platform Interlude; eBay to acquire SalesPredict; Keter Plastic sells 80% stake to European fund; Israeli company “exits” in the first half of 2016 totaled over $3.3 billion.
- Israelis win international awards and honors in athletics, universities, gymnastics (again); youth chess, physics, and math; “smart” companies, and international airports
- Statements supporting Israel and opposing anti-Israel boycotts recently issued by 8 U.S. state governors, the president of Portland State Univ., a NY state senator (and candidate for U.S. Congress), and the Republican party platform; French municipality of Bondy votes to boycott Israeli settlement products; Spanish city supports BDS, loses Israel flights
- Recent visitors to Israel include the presidents of Paraguay and Cyprus, foreign minister of Egypt, former British prime minister Tony Blair, a former Saudi general with a delegation of Saudi business people and academics, the governer of Virginia; officials from Mali, Chad, and Somalia; 30 members of the French parliament; musician Carlos Santana, director Quentin Tarantino, actor James Caan; presidents and chancellors from top U.S. universities and colleges, cyber-security and counter-terrorism experts; cancer researchers, students from Taiwan, law-enforcement and intelligence officials from 7 countries, U.S. Marines training with the IDF, and 150 Palestinians farmers.
(Lots more at http://www.BroaderView.org/News