Monday, April 7, 2014

2 [Israel] press releases

Mahmoud Abbas & Benjamin Netanyahu
Ari Bussel has sent two press releases pertaining to Israel. The first deals with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s response to Mahmoud Abbas (aka Abu Mazen) allowing the PA to break treaty conventions by sidestepping negotiations and directly appealing to the U.N. to recognize Palestinian State-like treaty conventions with the Palestinian Authority. The second press release of an entrepreneurial effort in Israel promoting business start-ups among Israel’s minority non-Jewish citizens.

The first press release I am crystal clear that the Netanyahu led Israeli government is very displeased with the PA circumventing Israel’s National Interests and National Security to establish a Jew-hating Palestinian sovereign nation that refuses to recognize that Israel is a Jewish State. As an American the second press release is less clear. My guess is Ari Bussel is highlighting the fact that the Arab minority within Israel has the opportunity to better themselves economically via good old fashioned free enterprise.

JRH 4/7/14
2 press releases: Netanyahu Response to PA UN Treaty Applications and Plans to Promote Innovation in the minorities Sector

Sent by Ari Bussel
Sent: 4/6/2014 5:35 AM

PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting (Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Sunday, 6 April 2014), made the following remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting:

"In recent months the State of Israel has conducted negotiations with the Palestinians in order to reach a peace agreement. Israelis expect peace, a genuine peace, in which our vital national interests are assured, with security first and foremost. During these talks we carried out difficult steps and showed a willingness to continue implementing moves that were not easy, in the coming months as well, in order to create a framework that would allow for putting an end to the conflict between us. Just as we were about to enter into that framework for the continuation of the negotiations, Abu Mazen hastened to declare that he is not prepared even to discuss recognizing Israel as the national state of the Jewish People, which we have made clear to both the President of the United States and to other world leaders as well.

To my regret as we reached the moment before agreeing on the continuation of the talks, the Palestinian leadership hastened to unilaterally request to accede to 14 international treaties. Thus the Palestinians substantially violated the understandings that were reached with American involvement. The Palestinians' threats to appeal to the UN will not affect us. The Palestinians have much to lose by this unilateral move. They will achieve a state only by direct negotiations, not by empty statements and not by unilateral moves. These will only push a peace agreement farther away and unilateral steps on their part will be met with unilateral steps on our part. We are ready to continue the talks but not at any price."



April 8th, 2014, 09:30-14:00. Golden Crown Hotel, Har Hakfitzah 2015, Nazareth – Hundreds of entrepreneurs and technology executives from the Arab, Bedouin and Circassian Communities are expected to take part at a conference held by the Chief Scientist of the State of Israel, Avi Hasson, to unveil new plans by the Ministry of Economy to promote innovation within minority sectors in Israel. These including innovative forms of assistance aimed at helping companies, startups and entrepreneurs “get on board the high-tech innovation train.”

The conference will be attended by:

o   Naftali Bennett, Minister of Economy

o   Ali Salam, Mayor of Nazareth

Key speakers include:

o   Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist at the Israel Ministry of Economy

o   Ayman Saif, Director of the Economic Development Authority of Minority Sectors in the Prime Minister’s Office

o   Professor Hossam Haik, Department of Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology Institute, Technion

o   Ibrahim Bashir, CEO & Owner, Rushdi Food Industries

o   Dr. Amal Ayoub, CEO of Metallo Therapy

The conference is a joint venture of MATIMOP - Israeli Industry Center for Research and Development, Office of the Chief Scientist in the Ministry of Economy (OCS), the Authority for the Economic Development of the Arab, Bedouin and Circassian Sectors in the Prime Minister’s Office, the Nazareth Business Incubator Center and MATI- Nazareth Business Development Center. (

The event will be held on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, 09:30-14:00 at the Golden Crown Hotel (, Har Hakfitzah 2015, Nazareth.

Reporters are invited to cover the event.

Edited by John R. Houk

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