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BDS Movement Suffers String of Defeats

Canadian FM Makes Historic Visit

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31 Oct 2018 (All day)
BDS Movement Suffers String of Defeats
The movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) Israel suffered several defeats this week, including massive business deals for Israeli companies, prestigious awards for Israeli artists and doctors and a visit by the Foreign Minister of Canada. The business deals included two orders from Israel Aerospace Industries by the Indian Defense Ministry totaling $1.3 billion and an announcement by Intel’s Mobileye, the Volkswagen Group and Champion Motors to build an autonomous ride-hailing service in Israel. Entitled “New Mobility in Israel,” the service is scheduled to be available in Israel by the end of 2019 and be fully operationalized by 2022.

Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter published its annual listing of the best international film schools this week, citing the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem for the second consecutive year. Elsewhere, Professor Jacob Pe’er, senior doctor and former director of Hadassah's ophthalmology department, was recognized for his outstanding contributions to humanity by the American Academy of Ophthalmology at a ceremony in Chicago on Sunday.

Finally, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland landed in Israel on Tuesday for the first official visit of a Canadian FM since the election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in November 2015. She is scheduled to be in the region until Friday, meeting with Israeli and Palestinian officials.

Here is the video of the press conference between Freeland and Israeli PM Netanyahu


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