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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-09-19

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Courtesy of the IDF; OiStockphoto.com/Dejan Gileski Member FINRA

Investing In Israel

Give a gift of Israel Bonds.

evelopment Corporation for
Israel, commonly known as
lJ Israel Bonds, is a broker-dealer
that underwrites securities issued
by the State of Israel in the United
States. In 2012, U.S. sales reached
an unprecedented $816 million, a 29
percent increase over the previous year.

Worldwide sales have averaged more
than $1.2 billion annually for the past
decade, and Israel bonds are included
in the portfolios of a diverse array of
investors. Global sales since the first
Israel bonds were issued in 1951 have
surpassed $35 billion.

Securities

The Bonds organization currently offers fixed rate securities with multiple
maturity options, with instruments paying semi-annual interest or interest upon
maturity. Floating rate bonds linked to LIBOR with multiple maturity options are
also available.
At a time when it is challenging to find financial instruments that preserve
capital and pay competitive returns, Israel bonds are sound investments. Investors
of every kind value that Israel has never defaulted on payment of principal or
interest on Israel bonds, a clear indication of the strength and resiliency of the
nation's economy.

Investors

Approximately 75 percent of worldwide Israel bond investments are made by
retail clients. The remaining 25 percent is comprised of institutional investors,
encompassing states, municipalities, financial institutions, corporations, labor
unions, universities and foundations. Over the years, institutional Israel bond
investments have totaled several billion dollars.
The Bonds organization also facilitates investment of Israel bonds online.
Since the launching of the organization's eCommerce site in late 2011, online
investments in Israel bonds have exceeded $31 million.

Developing Israel

Capital provided by the Bonds organization has helped expedite Israel's rapid
economic development, despite formidable environmental and regional
challenges as well as the recent global recession. By strengthening every sector
of Israel's economy and thus enabling national infrastructure development, the
Bonds enterprise has played a decisive role in Israel's evolution from agrarian
nation into a groundbreaking, globally emulated leader in high-tech, greentech
and biotech.

A Word From The CEO

A word that is in
frequent use these days
is "uncertain." Whether
in the context of the
economy, global events
or the outlook for the
future, "uncertain" has
Izzy Tapoohi
become synonymous with
the times. However, when
it comes to Israel's reliance on the Israel
Bonds organization, the word "uncertain" is
never used. Quite the opposite — the Bonds
organization is viewed with confidence by
investors and Israel alike.
The Bonds organization represents an
invaluable, strategic national asset for
Israel, providing vital reassurance that Israel
will always have access to a dedicated,
independent, financial pipeline.

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gifts of Israel Bonds! (Min. purchase $36)
Visit us at our office in the West Bloomfield
JCC, or call Paula at 248-661-3500.

September 2013 • Chai Israel Magazine I 13

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