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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-09-21

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Big Field in Afro- Asian Market for Israel Electronic Equipment

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BY MILTON FRIEDMAN

(Copyright, 1962,
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.)

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WASHINGTON — A tremen-
dous Afro-Asian market exists
for Israeli electronic equipment,
providing a fertile field for
American co-investment, but Is-
raeli industry is backward in
many respects.
The report was made to the
U.S. Department of Commerce
by Earl E. Bakken, president of
Medtronic, Inc., of Minneapolis,
Minn., an authority on electron-
ic equipment who served on the
mission which just returned
from Israel.
Bakken said the developing
electronics market within Israel,
together with the entrance it
can provide to the hundreds of
millions of people in the Afro-
Asian market, offers good op-
portunities for the American
businessman to enter into prof.
itable connections with Israel
through agencies, joint ven-
tures, or investment.
He pointed out that "the Is-
raelis are in a better position I
to work with African govern- I
ments because of the great mu-
tual trust, for in Israel the 1
Africans recognize a new coun-
try experiencing similar prob-
lems. This trust does not always
exist between African countries
and France or Britain, nor with
the U.S."

The African market is al-
ready absorbing 150,000
Israeli-made radio sets a year.
The market will grow by
50,000 sets a year. These
radios are of a type not made
in America.

Many electronic and electric
companies could do well by
manufacturing kits or semi-
; completed devices in Israel and
20441 James Couzens Hwy.
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cause of the primitive produc-
tion methods."
Appliance dealers in Israel
told Bakken that for every dol-
lar worth' of cost of an Ameri-
can-made appliance, they must
charge the Israeli buyer $3.
However, if Israeli electronics
plants are modernized through
better technical management
and the government encourages
expansion, Bakken saw the pos-
sibilities of Israel shipping a
Wide range of electronic prod-
ucts. to many countries. The
medical electronics field, espe.
cially, offered a fine prospect
because of Israel's advanced
medical research and the Jew-
ish reputation in medicine.
But "too many groups in Israel .
want to go Into medical elec-
tronics, causing a large frac-
tionization. Possibly one group
combining all the medical elec-
tronic effort in Israel could

and other Afro-Asian countries
as they emerge as consumers.
Bakken saw a •considerable in-
crease in such new markets in
the next few. years.
Bakken's investigation of tele-
vision possibilities in Israel con-
cluded that Israel government
opposition to TV was based on
"personal rejection by Premier
Ben-Gurion." Also, since TV
would be a government opera-
tion, it was "felt that money can
be better spent in other areas,"
and that TV might cause an in-
flationary trend."
He expressed belief that TV
would be introduced in Israel
within two to four years. Sev-
eral companies have licensing
arrangements ready to go into
use as soon as the "go ahead" is
given. Indeed, there are already
"too many for the market"

There is a plentiful supply
of Israeli engineering talent
for research and ideas. The
cost of labor is about one•
third of that in the. United
States. Sufficient engineers
to maintain a growing elec-
tronic industry are provided
by the Haifa Technion, the
Hebrew University, and the
Weizmann Institute of .Sci-
ence.

But "there is a drastic lack
of technical management. Most
local companies refuse to rec-
ognize this. There exists a lack
of product development ability
or engineering. I found no con-
cept of quality control to meet
standard requirements and no
standards."
He noted "there is an almost
complete absence of any sales
effort, locally or for export. No
effort is made to do market re-
search or feasibility studies be-
fore starting a business or pro-
ceeding with a new product ...
no research or competition is
practiced."
Bakken charged that the Is-
raeli government's procurement
procedures for electronic equip-
ment "are not designed to be of
benefit to private Israeli man-
ufacturers." He urged that elec-
tronic section be turned over to
private initiative to give a real
boost to Israeli electronics.

O

L.

have a slim chance of success."
Bakken made clear to the
Commerce Department that his
criticisms of Israeli electronics
were based on a constructive
desire to get the Israeli pros-
pects off the ground and into
dynamically expanded orbit.
The Israeli government is
studying the report.

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The President, Rabbi and Officers
of the Congregation Beth Joseph,
Rizhiner shul
18450 Wyoming ave., Detroit

Wish the Entire Hebrew Community
A Happy and Healthy New Year

os

in the past, indigents
may come and join us in worship
freely.

HYMAN H. KARP, President



He found "a lack of any
effective industry . organiza-
tion or cooperative effort, a
shortage of precision machin-
ists for short-run high .quality
mechaniCal parts . . . plant
preventive maintenance pro-
grams are unknown."

Irnai David Synagogue

MR. JAY BODZIN

• • • • •

The Bakken report observed
that the import of basic elec-
tronic components was "not
only expensive but intolerably
slow. Very little wholesale
stock is maintained anywhere
in Israel . . . because of the
tremendous tax load that must
be paid on the components be-
fore they are ever sold or used.
A few components are manu-
factured here, such as coils,
transformers, condensors, etc...
But they are in short supply or
made to order and are gen-
erally of an inferior quality be-

Holiday Assembly Set
by Orthodox Rabbis

A High Holy Day assembly of
Orthodox organizations and lead-
ers in the community has been
called by the Vaad Harabonim,
Council of Orthodox Rabbis of
Detroit.
The public has been invited to
this session, scheduled for 8 p.m.
Oct. 2 at the Beth Tefilo Eman-
uel- Tikvah.
A council spokesman said the
assembly, during the week of
"Ashereth Yeme Teshuvah," the
ten days of penitence, is in keep-
ing with the days of awe, the
most sacred time in the Jewish
calendar.

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Unaffiliated residents of Pontiac and the suburbs
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Week day Hebrew School, Bar and Bas Mitzvah,
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Youth and Adult Activities for all age groups.

For Synagogue particulars contact
Rabbi Israel Goodman, FEd. 4-4149

Shaarey Shomayim
to Have Toronto Cantor

Joseph Balberor, president of
Cong. Shaarey Shomayim an-
nounces the appointment of Rab-
bi Moshe Joseph Bobronsky of
Toronto, Ont., as cantor for the
high holidays.

Membership Chairman,
Mr. Leon Sirlin, FEd. 4-3639

High Holiday Tickets,
Mr. Norman Blumeno, FEd. 4-5820

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