Over the past two decades Israel has been transformed from a semi-socialist backwater into a high-tech superpower. - ChemChina - $1.44BN for 60% of Israel's Agan. Microsoft's Silverlake private equity fund invested $50MN in Israel's PrimeSense.
1. ChemChina, the China National Chemical Corporation, acquired 60% of Israel's Agan Machteshim for $1.44BN (Globes Business Daily, Jan. 10, 2011).
2. Intel plans to invest $2.7BN, adding 650 employees to the 7,000, who are currently employed in its six Israeli plants (Globes, Jan. 3). On January 3, 2011, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel introduced Sandy Bridge, its latest processor micro-architecture, which was entirely developed at Intel's Haifa plant. Intel's microprocessors are installed in 80% of the world's laptops.
3. Microsoft's Silverlake private equity fund invested $50MN in Israel's PrimeSense. Microsoft is PrimeSense's leading client. Veola Private Equity led ($7MN) a $16.5MN round in Israel's Zend (Jan. 11). Macmillan Publishers acquired controlling interest - for $7.5MN - in Israel's BioData (Globes, Jan. 4). GM invested $5MN in Israel's PowerMat (Globes, Jan. 7). Belgium Cellular led a $5MN round in Israel's Jinni (Jan. 7).
4. Israel's Economy 2010 Performance: 100,000 additional employees, compared with 8,000 in 2009. 4.5% GDP growth (0.8% in 2009 and 4.2% in 2008, 5.2%, 5.3%, 5.1% and 5% in 2007-2004), compared with 2.7% average by other OECD members. GDP per capita grew 2.7%, compared with a 1.1% decline in 2009. Unemployment declined to 6.7%, compared with OECD's average of 8.3%, Canada's 8.3%, USA's 9.7% and Japan's 5.1%. Balance of payment surplus - $7BN. Budget deficit will not exceed 4% of GDP. An all time low, less than 75% public debt to GDP ratio (Dec. 30, 2010).
5. The London Economist, Dec. 29, 2010: "Over the past two decades Israel has been transformed from a semi-socialist backwater into a high-tech superpower. Adjust for population and Israel leads the world in the number of high-tech start-ups and the size of the venture-capital industry. Twenty years ago Harvard Business School's leading guru, Michael Porter, devoted just one sentence of his 855-page "The Competitive Advantage of Nations" to Israel; today there is a growing pile of books on Israel's high-tech boom, most notably "Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle", by Dan Senor and Saul Singer.
[Israel] was one of the last countries to enter recession and among the earliest to exit... Israel is also good at the sort of technological mash-ups that produce exciting new industries... The country has long turned adversity into a source of competitive advantage..."
According to a November 15, 2001 Department of Justice memo to the White House National Security Council, irrespective of international law and consistent with the US Constitution, the President has the constitutional, discretionary authority to terminate, or suspend, unilaterally, fully or partly, the 1972 USA-USSR ABM Treaty – the limitation of anti-ballistic missile systems – without seeking coordination with Congress, and certainly not with the USSR, whenever the President determines that it is in the national interest to do so.
Israel is a rising power with a growing impact on world affairs. The American Interest, stated on January 24: “This is there is a new name on our list of The Eight Greats, Israel.." Never has Egypt-Israel security cooperation been as close as it is today…. The rise of Iran has made Israel critical to the survival of the Sunni Arabs, including the Gulf States…. Israel begins 2017 as the keystone of a regional anti-Iran alliance
“The effectiveness of a guarantee depends upon the willingness of the guarantor to react to a threat, and upon his ability to react with sufficient force…. [For instance,] fear of disrupting American relations with Arab states was a factor in the 1967 US decision not to force open the Red Sea Straits of Tiran to Israeli ships [contrary to the US commitment in 1957, in return for a full Israeli withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula]..
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]