On Wednesday, 25 March, I was interviewed by telephone in an online forum conducted by the Miryam Institute (www.MirYamInstitute.org ), an NGO which provides a forum for Israeli experts to discuss issues in Israeli affairs and public policy. The interview focused on “the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the Israeli economy”.» Read more
22nd December 2019
On December 16, Intel announced that it had agreed to acquire Habana Labs, a 3-year-old Israeli start up, for $2bn in cash.
This deal is not “just another exit by an Israeli start-up”. It has numerous, far-reaching implications at the national and international level, as well as illustrating several key trends in the Israeli technology sector.
This note briefly reviews the key facts relating to the companies and summarises the aspects of the deal that make it so important.» Read more
December 4th, 2019.
“What the hell is going on”, or “have the Brits gone completely mad”, are valid – indeed, essential — questions regarding the upcoming UK election. Herewith an assessment, following a visit to the loony bin and conversations with numerous inmates.
August 2, 2019
“If he becomes Prime Minister, I’m out of here the next day”.
Commonly-heard comment from British Jews.
The ‘he’ referred to in the quote is not Boris Johnson, the country’s new premier — but rather Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour party. It is Mr Corbyn, not Mr Johnson, from whom British Jews are threatening to run away.» Read more
July 26, 2019
Boris Johnson’s arrival in Downing Street opens a new chapter in the seemingly endless Brexit saga – but it solves none of the fundamental issues threatening the very existence of the political entity known as the United Kingdom.
Massive volatility in the financial markets has become the new norm. But while the smart money is adjusting to the changed environment, most investors and their advisors have their heads firmly in the sand.» Read more