Israeli economic growth unexpectedly accelerated to an annualized 4.7% in the second quarter of 2010, growing at its fastest pace in over than two years. The Israeli economy's rebound from the global financial crisis has been powered by exports, with sales abroad (excluding ships, aircraft and polished diamonds) increasing in July to $3.8 billion.
“This is really an economy running on all pistons,” said Jonathan Katz, a Jerusalem-based economist for HSBC Holdings Plc
How are the BDS'ers reacting? I imagine them sitting in a dark room, with their hands over their ears chanting "La. La. La. I can't hear you". A recent email sent by local Al Awda extremist Dr. Jess Ghannam showed the myopia of the BDS movement. Jess is a regular on the local anti-Israeli front, recognizable by his signature accessory , a jaunty black "Che beret." Yeah, he's like that. Jess touted some of the key successes the BDS movement has achieved, but seems to have missed what many of us have noticed- the tremendous failures and the lying, in an effort to achieve that longed for "momentum". Jess and his cohorts have always displayed wholesale disregard for standard economic indicators.
In Jess's world, JVP attempt to pressure retirement fund Tiaa Cref to divest from Israel Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) was a success. Yet Tiaa Cref. said "No". And also in Jess-land, BDS hoaxes Hampshire college, Blackrock , even Costco no longer selling Holiday gift packs after the holiday season ended- well, to Jess, these are victories.
Dr. Ghannam, as a psychologist, what does it means when someone is so self deluded? How would you diagnose someone so far removed from reality? We want to help, Dr. Ghannam, really we do. We're Zionists and we care.