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Why the majority of Jewish Funds and Federations are skipping Israel? [BlueStar Indexes Newsletter]

More Jewish or pro-Israel investors have the bulk of their portfolios in Qatar, UAE, Malaysia and Indonesia than in IsraelRead more on this in this week's newsletter. 

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For the first time in its history the Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West New Jersey will make a dedicated allocation to Israel equities.

“The board felt that it is an overall investment with a reasonable return and with some heart and mission behind it,” Daniel Staffenberg, Chief Development Officer at the Metro West NJ Federation said of the board’s decision to invest in Israel using ISRA, which tracks the BlueStar Israel Global Index. $14.2 million was received.

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Israel in the News

Invest In The ‘New Silicon Valley’ With These Often Overlooked ETFs

From Grant Wasylik: There’s a small country in the Middle East. It’s about the size of New Jersey, with just 8.5 million people. It may be easy for investors to overlook it, but that would be a big mistake. That’s because this mighty mite is a global technology powerhouse.
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Goldman, Delphi and Others Invest $60M in Israeli Semiconductor Firm Focused on Auto Technology

Another Israeli high-tech firm in the automotive arena has attracted significant venture capital, accelerating the global race to commercialize automated vehicles more dependent on computers than mechanical devices.
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Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) announced that it been awarded contracts in India totaling almost $2 billion. The deal includes a huge contract worth over $1.6 billion - the largest defense contract in Israel's defense industries' history, to deliver an advanced MRSAM air and missile defense system to the Indian Army. 
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