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A number of articles in Economist and Bloomberg provide deep insights into a whole set of problems besieging the Israeli economy: low labor productivity, obsolete infrastructure and inferior public education.
Israel’s economy is a study in contrasts: Dazzling high-tech firms divert attention from a serious productivity problem, Ecnomist
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American Jewish Committee (AJC) is today launching a global campaign to press the international community to hold Hezbollah accountable for its terrorist activities and designate the group in its entirety a terrorist organization.
Timed to coincide with the recent 36th anniversary of the Hezbollah attack on the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, in which 63 people were murdered, the new campaign calls for efforts to end Hezbollah’s terror activities around the world.
In 2013, following sustained efforts by AJC, the European Union designated Hezbollah’s “military wing” a terrorist organization. The group’s leaders, however, have stated that there is no distinction between its military and political wings and in practice both continue to facilitate acts of terror around the world.
Today AJC is calling on the EU to complete the task it began in 2013 and designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization, as the United States, Canada, UK, Japan, the Arab League, Netherlands, Gulf Cooperation Council and Israel have all done.
AJC’s global campaign will include broad public awareness activities, the encouragement of a U.S. congressional bill calling on the EU to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist group, and a massive social media effort aimed at increasing awareness of Hezbollah’s pernicious activities around the world.
“Saying that Hezbollah’s military wing is a terrorist group but its political wing is not is akin to finding the hand of a murderer guilty but exonerating his head,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “There is no merit to such a false distinction, which Hezbollah’s own leaders have said does not exist. The time has come for the EU to finish what it started and designate all of Hezbollah a terrorist organization.”
For more information about the AJC’s efforts please visit: AJC.org/StopHezbollah.
SOURCE American Jewish Committee (AJC)
Global Data Center, a leading provider of a cutting-edge data center facility in Israel, has completed the doubling of its facility in an investment of millions of dollars.
Most of the expanded area in Global Data Center’s facility in Herzliya (near Tel Aviv) has already been filled with IT infrastructures of both existing and new clients of the company. The expanded area provides all the standards, services and levels of service provided by the facility’s original area. The expansion of the data center’s area by more than twice joins other measures that the company has taken recently, such as tripling the data center’s business continuity space, allowing the company’s clients to quickly move to work at the Herzliya facility in an emergency.
Global Data Center operates a secured underground data center facility built in compliance with the latest global standards. The tier-3 site provides hosting services for IT operations units, full business continuity and disaster recovery, as well as on-site and remote back-up, cloud computing services, on-demand control and operating services, and smart hands services.
Companies using the services of Global Data Center’s facility include leading institutional organizations in Israel such as Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services Ltd., Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd., IBI Investment House Ltd., alongside industrial firms. Global Data Center also hosts at its facility some of Israel’s leading high-tech companies such as Infinidat Ltd., Zerto Ltd., SolarEdge Technologies Inc. and DSP Group, alongside multi-national corporations, government organizations and other entities.
Global Data Center was founded by Moshe Lasman in 2013 in cooperation with and the financial backing of Viola Group and Leon Recanati’s Glenrock Investments. Lasman previously served as the head of the Outsourcing Department at IBM Israel and head of Global Services at HP Israel. Alongside Lasman, the company’s executive team includes experienced managers from tier-1 companies in Israel.
Moshe Lasman, founder and CEO of Global Data Center, said: “the expansion of our data center is a significant milestone for us and good news for Israel-related companies and organizations which would like to host their IT infrastructure in a way that ensures business continuity, around the clock service, security, survivability and cost savings. Digital transformation, the critical role of data in business processes and the flexible model for consuming electricity and area drive organizations to receive services from high quality specialized vendors such as Global Data Center.”
Lasman continued: “As a data center which has been active for five years without any fault, the expansion serves as a proof for the strong momentum we are experiencing, when large Israel-based organization have stopped hesitating whether their infrastructure should be hosted at an external facility, and just ask how and where the hosting should take place. We will continue to be an essential foundation for any large organization which aims to leverage the benefits of hosting its IT and communications systems at an accessible data center which complies with the most rigorous international standards and is equipped with all the required certifications and licenses.”