Doing Business in Israel
Israel Export Institute
"The Israel Export Institute provides a contact point between Israeli businesses and the international community. The Israel Export Institute site contains information about programs initiated by the institute, export - import - trade transactions and a directory of Israeli exporters and manufacturers." The site is available in English and Hebrew and provides an overview of the Israeli economy and its industries. The searchable site has a directory of Israeli exporters, an electronic matching service, trade leads, Israeli industry exhibitions, publications, links to fellow organizations, forums and seminars, and Israel's Internet resources. You can also sign up to receive email newsletters about the economy and updates in the areas of plastics, metals, and the environment.
“Skylimit sales and marketing outsource consultants have created the Israel Exporter, a business directory aimed at showcasing the best of Israeli industries and service providers to world markets.” You can browse the companies by category or keyword search the database.
Israel Innovation Authority
This website of this agency, which advises the Israeli government, provides information about its divisions and links to other groups involved in startups.
Israel-America Chamber of Commerce and Industry
“The Israel-America Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Israel) established in 1965, is a voluntary organization of companies and individuals dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of two-way trade and investment between Israel and the United States of America.” The site provides information about the organization's work and links to its members.
Israeli Startup Map
An interactive map that highlights the startup companies in Israel. You can also add a company to the map. The map also provides a list of startup companies that are hiring.
This English and Hebrew publication is the leading journal in business and technology in Israel. As part of Haaretz, it provides current news stories and has an extensive searchable archive that retrieves full text articles. You can also search the Dun and Bradstreet directory for companies and search by ticker symbol as well. A variety of quotes and tools about the Tel Aviv Stock exchange and Israeli companies traded abroad are also available. This is a must read publication for anyone interested in business and technology in Israel.
Trade Fairs at the Tel Aviv Convention Center
This site, in English and Hebrew, offers comprehensive information on current and past trade shows that have exhibited at The Exhibition Gardens in Tel Aviv. Information about the exhibit hall including dimensions of rooms and a map are provided. There is also a browsable schedule of events for the year.
Association of America-Israel Chambers of Commerce
The Association of America-Israel Chambers of Commerce (AAICC) unites sixteen economic development organizations whose mission is to promote and facilitate bilateral trade and investment between the U.S. and Israel." Its home page lists member organizations, provides a calendar of events, contact information, and benefits of membership. Of particular note is the section on Israeli Trade Information that provides links to relevant sites in the areas of contacts and trade assistance, publications, research, technology, and universities. This is an excellent starting point for information about doing business in Israel.
Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce
This site provides news, a calendar of events, membership information, and contact information for Australians and Israelis looking to do business together.
Compiled by Dun and Bradstreet, this list of the top 100 Israeli companies is arranged by sector and provides a profile and ranking for the company along with information on top management. This English language guide is part of a larger Hebrew site at http://www.dundb.co.il/ that provides a Duns Guide to 15,000 Israeli companies and an excellent list of resources about doing business in Israel. This is an excellent starting point for information about top Israeli companies.
Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce
This is the home page of one of Israel's largest business organizations. Its English language section provides information about the group, has a database of Israeli trade representatives worldwide, and will have a database of members. It also offers the full text of the groups publication Tradeline. The Hebrew section provides sector reports, an online catalog of publications, and business advice.
Globes is the major English language business publication in Israel. Its extensive web site offers new headlines for Israel and the world, a daily review of the stock market including current quotations and news, price indices, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange futures market overview, and the S& P Israel. There is a special section on high tech with focuses on weekly startups and a startup guide. The features area provides press cuttings, real estate news, an overview of the Israeli economy, and the ability to search the archives. There is an equally extensive site in Hebrew.