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OECD membership to cost Israel defense and drug industries

As Shimon Peres drags Israel into the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the staggering costs for the country are becoming clear.

The visiting secretary-general of the OECD brought us three demands.
Israel must fight corruption in her defense industry—in other words, it must stop paying bribes to third-world officials in charge of military procurement. That would leave Israel with no export markets, as bribes are part of the business there.

Israel must strengthen protection of intellectual property—in other words, extend protection for expired foreign drug patents. That would cause Israel’s Teva, the largest manufacturer of generic drugs, to incur major losses.

And finally, Israel must stop using data from Judea and Samaria in her statistical reports to OECD. Thus, Israel has to formally relinquish the settlement blocs.

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The OECD demands are quite high, but they do not have to be a deal-breaker. An agreement whereby OECD takes Shimon Peres off of Israel’s hands and does not allow Mr. Peres to interfere in any way in Israeli politics would be a good deal for the Israeli people.

david Brooklyn 21 January 2010

Israel+intellectual property+OECD demands make life of Jews more and more complicated. Israel+intellectual property+OECD are very unlikely to have any compromise at the end of the negotiations.

Abeeku Wellington 04 May 2010

Even Polynesian Jews must be suffering from the demands of this stupid organization. Jewish government should definitely change their foreign policy and the sooner the better.

Koby Wells 04 May 2010

OECD membership is evidently too expensive for Jews. And after all may be not that necessary either. OECD membership involves too many decisisons which are not acceptable for Israel.

Brent West_Haven 04 May 2010

Very soon there may appear requirements for declaring aliyah and what Israelis will do next after that?

Kim Westland 04 May 2010

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