Foreign investment in Israel has surged in the second quarter of 2013. Net foreign investment has grown to $5.1 billion - its highest level in more than two years, and 4% up compared with the first quarter. Israel’s exports goods rose 0.7% from the first quarter to $23.8 billion in the second.
What were you saying about the unstoppable BDS movement, again?
And there is another chapter in the ongoing saga "If the Palestinians don't Boycott Israel, why should the Presbyterians/American Universities/ Performing artists"?
Israel and the Palestinian Authority have agreed to establish a regional center for economic and agricultural cooperation.
From Arutz Sheva
The initiative aims to improve food quality for the PA population, and to assist both Israel and the PA in fighting crop disease and infestation, both of which can easily cross man-made borders.
The return to pre-2000 status will mean the reestablishment of several committees, including committees for marketing, for the protection of plant life, and for veterinary care. The Israeli Agricultural Ministry will also resume providing workshops and other guidance for interested PA resident farmers, on topics including food production, veterinary oversight of slaughterhouses, and vegetable export.
“Residents of both Israel and the Palestinian Authority territories benefited from the upgrade in economic cooperation,” he said. “There is no doubt that agricultural cooperation will help reduce regional tensions, by creating an economic mechanism that is good for both sides.”
Peace through economic cooperation. What a novel idea. So much for the "civil society" that the BDS movement purports to represent. Try mentioning it to a BDS'er, though. Watch the smoke come out of their ears while they attempt to process it, before resorting to their banal platitude "No normalization with the oppressor".