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Yesterday, Israel was unanimously approved to join the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Excited, yet? Well, it is a significant milestone for Israel.
The OECD is now made up of 34 nations, mostly in Europe and North America. It is a club for democratic countries with market-based economies, membership constituting a recognition of developed economic status. It has taken Israel years of reforms and fiscal self-discipline to reach this stage. But, as Prime Minister Netanyahu stated, the hard work has paid off:
“Acceptance to the OECD was made possible thanks to Israel transforming into a developed country with a free More >
In the wake of the Obama administration’s recent heavy handedness with Israel, it is of little surprise that only 9% of Jewish Israelis see Obama as pro-Israel. While Israel may be getting some of the harshest treatment, the Jewish State has not been alone in experiencing that, as the Wall Street Journal put it, “[i]t’s better these days to be a U.S. adversary than its friend.”
In the sad club which Poland, the Czech Republic, and Honduras find themselves, one can also find Britain. From the infamous gift exchange gaffe to The Sunday Telegraph report that some in the US State Department hold that there is no “special relationship” between the More >