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January 21, 2014 10:30 am

Israeli Economy Minister Bennett Mocks International Isolation Threats

avatar by Joshua Levitt

Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett. Photo: Screenshot.

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett mocked threats of international isolation by recounting the many international meetings he’d held on Tuesday.

On Facebook, Bennett listed his “day so far,” which included meeting an Indian delegation to establish a joint research fund, establishing a booster for Israeli start-up companies in Shanghai, China, and approving final guidelines for joint technology investments with Germany.

He also met with the Canadian Prime Minister, and Canada’s Ministers of Trade, Industry and Natural Resources to discuss upgrading Israel’s Free Trade Zone agreement with Canada. He attended a presentation on progress on Free Trade Zone negotiations with Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan, and granted a green light for a feasibility survey towards opening Free Trade Zone negotiations with Vietnam.

“This international isolation situation is not easy,” Bennett joked on Facebook.

On Monday, the Financial Times reported that several Northern European-based pension funds were considering dumping their Israeli investments to boycott the Jewish state.

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