The Israeli Breakthrough
How did the State of Israel evolve from a marginal economy to one of the significant players in the global trade market?
For many years following its establishment, the small State of Israel was an impoverished country and suffered from great trade deficit, but since the 1980’s it has risen up into a productive, trading country with a thriving economy. How was all this possible despite intricate political challenges?
During the years of technological revolutions and virtual cross-continent domains, the world was slowly globalized. New trade blocs and trade accords were formed, traditional political alliances fell apart, and a long process of peace in the Middle East began.
Zohar Peri served in many positions in the Israeli Ministry of Industry and Trade – commercial attaché in Bonn, Representative in the international economic organizations in Geneva, Switzerland, head of the Foreign Trade Department and Israel’s Economic minister to North America. He was involved in every one of the crossroads that led Israel to its position as a leading player in international trade.
His unique book sheds light on fascinating historical events, as well as the diplomatic and administrative behind-the-scenes work that led to the small Middle Eastern country’s breakthrough as one of the most significant trading economies in the world.
This memoir is interwoven with stories of both edifying and amusing events experienced by the author.