Dans sa chasse à l'eau, le Moyen-Orient joue avec le feu. Au lendemain de Camp David, Anouar el-Sadate voyait là le seul enjeu susceptible de replonger l'Egypte dans le fracas des armes. «Le péril croît à la mesure des besoins, confie le ministre d'Etat Boutros Boutros Ghali. Et nous menace plus que les querelles de frontières.» A chacun son casus belli: le roi Hussein, souverain de l'u...

Vincent Hugeux - PR | Économie

M. Henri CUKIERMAN, ancien Président de la CPR et de l'AFEI, Association Française des Entreprises d'Investissements, a pris la présidence de la CCFI le 24 avril 2002. La CCFI a pour vocation de jouer un rôle de pivot en matière de coopération entre la France et Israël, et au-delà, même au Moyen-Orient, afin de faciliter les projets bilatéraux : * en identifiant les entreprises sus...
Avec le développement de plus de deux cent fonds sur son territoire et un investissement cumulé de plus de 11 milliards de dollars entre 1993 et 2004, le capital-risque a fait depuis sa naissance en 1992 beaucoup de chemin tenant aujourd’hui le haut du pavé devant toute l’Europe continentale. Son développement fulgurant constitue même un modèle sur lequel bon nombre de dragons (Nouve...

Frédéric Aknin | Économie

Zeev HOLTZMAN, Président de l’Institut de Recherche IVC et du fonds de capital-risque Giza, a déclaré que « cette hausse de 15 % reflétait le dynamisme du secteur israélien des hautes technologies ». Selon Monsieur HOLTZMAN, ces investissements devraient augmenter au même rythme pour le deuxième semestre pour atteindre environ 1,5 milliards de dollars sur l’ensemble de l’année 2...
Israel represents the second most intensive high-tech concentration in the world after California. The country has a technologically advanced market economy and it has been targeting high-technology niches in international markets such as medical scanning equipment. Today, Israel is in the midst of an important and promising period in the fields of high-tech industry and information technology...

Prof. Daniel Rouach | High-Tech

The country has over 1,000 R&D-based industries, including many small new start-ups and software houses which, already in 1994, accounted for over half of Israel's 815 billion in exports. The key to Israel's situation in the high-tech sector is its highly trained population; in 1993, some 20% of the employed industrial (manufacturing) work force had college degrees. The figure is even higher ...

Prof. Daniel Rouach | High-Tech

Originally, the idea behind developing UAVs, also called drones, was to lower the loss of pilots to a minimum in the event of war, and to track enemy territory. Currently, drones are used for reconnaissance purposes, but major technological advancements are required before they can be used for combat purposes (mainly because these are rapidly changing situations in which human intelligence is m...

Prof. Daniel Rouach et David Rosenfeld | Défense

One source of this entrepreneurial spirit might be the mere survival instinct. The country does not really have the choice: lack of raw materials and limited domestic market are factors pushing companies to create intellectual value and export sophisticated products. This entrepreneurship might also be due to the constant political turmoil that has characterized Israel through its history. In ...

Prof. Daniel Rouach | High-Tech

The founders all had a passion for computers and the Internet. Their conclusion was simple: the Internet was fascinating for an increasing number of people but, in most cases, users surfed without communicating with each other. What was missing was a way of directly linking users. Strong from the know-how they acquired during their military service, the founders of Mirabilis thus decided to cre...

Prof. Daniel Rouach | High-Tech

While Israel does not possess any natural resources (no petrol, no gas, and insufficient water resources), this country distinguishes itself by its very skilled human resources with very high levels of education and qualification. Education in Israel is understood to be a precious legacy. Following the tradition of past generations, it continues to carry a fundamental value in Israel's society...

Prof. Daniel Rouach | Éducation