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Israel and Japan strengthen cooperation on cybersecurity [BlueStar Indexes Newsletter]

Israel and Japan today signed two cooperation agreements to enhance economic and industrial collaboration between the countries.
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Israeli cyber companies will be involved in a new training program led by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry for Japanese cyber companies. The program involves the integration and assimilation of technologies and know-how from Israel. In the framework of this cooperation, Israeli companies will present cyber risks to companies from Japan, while exposing them to systems developed in Israel for protection against such attacks.
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Investing in Israel is a win-win 

On this occasion of Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, I’m proud to announce that the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ recently decided to join pioneering Jewish communities around the country in making a $1 million investment in the Israeli economy.
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Investor Ideas Talks to Steven Schoenfeld, founder and CIO of BlueStar Indexes

According to Steven Schoenfeld, founder and CIO of BlueStar Indexes, investment prospects in Israel look very promising despite continuing geopolitical uncertainties in the Middle East.

With ISIS and the Syrian Civil War devastating large parts of the Middle East, it might be off-putting for investors to consider the region. Schoenfeld said, however, that the recent U.S. missile strikes in Syria and the potential for renewed American involvement is a positive thing for Israeli investment.

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Niche ETF offers access to Israeli technology
In the macro perspective, Schoenfeld explains that Israel used to be an emerging market and graduated to developed market status within the FTSE world index in 2009 and within MSCI in 2010. “When it was in the emerging market universe together with Southeast Asian, Eastern European and Latin American countries, it was around 3.5 per cent of the emerging market universe,” Schoenfeld explains. 
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