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Award-winning writer and lecturer Barbara Sofer grew up
in a small town in Connecticut, and moved to Israel in 1971. She is a
graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem. Her articles -taking on a wide range of subjects from ethnic
cooking to terrorism--have appeared in The New
York Times, The Boston Globe, Parents, Readers' Digest, Woman's Day,
Hadassah Magazine and Inside Magazine
among many others. She writes a bi-weekly column for the Friday Jerusalem
Barbara has written five books and contributed to
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This is what UN blacklisted Israeli companies really do
By Barbara Sofer
I pick up my morning Jerusalem Post and read the lead article in the taxi. Headline: UN blacklists companies with ties to Israeli settlements.
The long-dreaded list of businesses that operate in Jewish areas over the pre-1967 lines in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan Heights has been released. Its purpose is to squash any international companies that might want to do business with so-called settlements, and maybe prevent multinationals and investors from doing business with Israel at all, because it's so hard to figure out where techie innovators live or where software is being created. Take Mobileye in Jerusalem, or EXALT in Samaria. Mobileye is in Har Hotzvim and EXALT is actually in Ramallah.
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