Today, Israel will formally accept the invitation to join the OECD. In spite of all the attempts to deligitmise the State of Israel, we see this as a breath of fresh air and realism.
The invitation to join the OECD attests to the organization’s recognition of Israel’s achievements, economic strength and its ability to contribute to the organization and to the global economy. Israel’s accession to the OECD will boost Israeli society and the economy and contribute to upgrading areas such as the environment, education, employment and many others.
The accession process, which began three years ago, was led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Finance, with active assistance from many other government ministries, governmental authorities, the Knesset, the Bank of Israel, the public sector, economic and social organizations, the Manufacturers’ Association, the Histadruth, universities and NGOs.
Is it too much to hope that instead of the perpetuation of lies, distortions and innuendos, we may actually see some truths and realism?