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In celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Bonds President and CEO Izzy Tapoohi issued the following statement:
“Yom Ha’atzmaut represents the culmination of Jewish aspirations and the ongoing triumph of the Israeli spirit. Over the course of 66 years, what Israel has accomplished in the face of continuous geopolitical and environmental challenge has been nothing short of astonishing.
“This is true not only in the context of military victories and conquering the desert, but also in building a strong economy, which ranks as one of Israel’s finest achievements. Israel has become an outstanding example of conservative fiscal policy, a model for absorbing influxes of immigrants, a global hub for the high-tech industry and an innovative host of valuable natural gas resources.
“Of course, not everyone is applauding Israel’s stellar economic achievements—most especially the BDS movement. BDS advocates employ confrontational economic tactics in the belief they will succeed in isolating and weakening Israel.
Yom Ha’atzmaut provides a unique opportunity to respond. Every Israel bond investment made in celebration of Israel’s independence sends an unmistakable statement to BDS advocates: they will never win.”
Established in 1951, Israel Bonds is the commonly known name of the Development Corporation for Israel (DCI), which underwrites debt securities issued by the government of Israel in the United States. DCI is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member broker-dealer. Israel bonds can help preserve capital, diversify personal or corporate investment portfolios, and provide protection from market fluctuations. Israel bonds are versatile securities that currently pay strong rates.