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Israel tech investment, with a side of shmoozing

by Oren Peleg and Daniel Schwartz

3 weeks ago

From left: Israel Conference panelists Sharona Justman, Yossi Vardi and Noam Bardin.

“Is Israel a good investment?” 

That, as Roy Weiler, an Israel-born consultant now living in Los Angeles put it, was the question the Israel Conference had been convened to answer. 

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