Noticias de Israel Bonds

Israel’s Diversity Shines Brightly at Festival Celebrating 70 Years of Extraordinary Achievements

Israel Bonds participates in 3-day festival organized by the German-Israeli Association

“We want to spotlight the colorful life of Israel – so much of Israel is multicolored,” said Hellmut Königshaus, President of the German-Israeli Association.   Israel’s creative energy was showcased at various booths and interactive events, including investing in Israel bonds, beach parties with DJs, Krav Maga courses, and a giant bouncing castle for kids (which was also used by ‘older’ volunteers of the New Leadership Division – after their volunteer work hours, of course!)

Michael mit Jeremy Issacharoff, Botschafter des Staates Israel in Deutschland (Photos: Stephan Fichtner)

New Leadership was well represented. Stephan Fichtner participated in a pro-Israel panel and several New Leadership volunteers read children stories to their young audience.

Diversity and acheivement is reflected in the story of Israel and Israel bonds - initially, investors in Israel bonds were largely members of the Jewish community who wanted to help Israel.  Over time, as  offerings began featuring multiple rate and maturity options, the investor base became increasingly diversified. Private and institutional investors alike now view Israel bonds as a means of strengthening portfolios in addition to supporting Israel.  Other investors in Israel bonds include corporations, insurance companies, associations, unions, banks, financial institutions, universities, foundations, churches and synagogues.

Visitors to the Israel bonds booth inlcuded Yehiel "Hilik" Bar, Secretary General of the Labor Party and Deputy Speaker of the Knesset; and Volker Beck of the Green party, President of the German-Israeli Parliamentary Friendship Group of the German Bundestag.

Michael mit Yehiel Hilik Bar, Vizepräsident der Knesset (Photos:  Stephan Fichtner)

Israel Bonds Booth at a 3-day festival organized by the German-Israeli Association (Photos: Annina Schmidt)

Israel Bonds Participates in Gala London Salute to Israel


London’s historic Royal Albert Hall, opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria, was the glittering setting for a gala salute to Israel on the occasion of its 70th anniversary. The event – Platinum: Celebrating Israel at 70 – was attended by numerous prestigious dignitaries, including His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and paid tribute to the Jewish State through a program of Israeli music and dance.

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales greets Israel Bonds President & CEO Israel Maimon

(Photo: Blake Ezra Photography)

Development Company for Israel (International) Ltd./Israel Bonds was a proud participant in the extraordinary May 24 event, with Israel Maimon addressing a crowd numbering several thousand. In his remarks, Maimon declared, "I am proud to address you as president & CEO of Israel Bonds, the global enterprise that has helped make Israel an extraordinary success story."

Bonds President & CEO Israel Maimon, projected onscreen, addressed an audience of several thousand at London’s historic
Royal Albert Hall (Photo: Blake Ezra Photography)

Maimon concluded by introducing renowned refusenik Natan Sharansky, whom he praised as, "a major catalyst for opening the gates of freedom" for Soviet Jews. He added, "Mr. Sharansky’s defiant words upon being unjustly sentenced – ‘Next year in Jerusalem’ – continue to resonate and inspire more than 40 years later."

The previous evening, Israel Bonds honored Sharansky at a reception hosted by Ambassador of Israel to the United Kingdom Mark Regev at his official residence. In making a presentation to Sharansky with international board members Michael Siegal of Cleveland and Jonathan Lewis of London, Maimon observed that the former prisoner of Zion "personifies courage, determination, and love of Israel and the Jewish people."

From left: Bonds President & CEO Israel Maimon; Natan Sharansky; and international board members Michael Siegal and Jonathan Lewis (Photo: Chiko Photography)

Famed refusenik Natan Sharansky speaks at an Israel Bonds reception in his honor at the home of Ambassador Mark Regev (Photo: Chiko Photography)