USISTF Presents ‘Israel 2028’ at the World Bank

May 2009

On May 13, the World Bank Executive Director’s Office for Israel, the World Bank InfoShop and the U.S. Israel Science and Technology Foundation hosted an event titled ‘Israel 2028: Vision and Strategy for Economy and Society in a Global World.’

The event included presentations, comments and analysis by leading industry and government executives and economists. Eli Hurvitz, Chairman of Teva and Chairman of the Israel 2028 Steering Committee presented his vision of the impact of the Israel 2028 strategy on Israel’s development in the coming years. David Brodet, Editor in Chief of Israel 2028 and former Director-General for Israel’s Ministry of Finance presented highlights of the economic and social policy recommendations promoted by Israel 2028 to position Israel among the world’s leading economies.  David Miron-Wapner, Executive Director of the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Commission Israel office served as a panelist. Jaime Jaramillio-Vallej, lead economist for the World Bank Independent Evaluation group provided insight and analysis of the report while Yoav Soffer, advisor to the Executive Director for Israel at the World Bank moderated the event that was well attended by World Bank and other professionals.