Moshe (Muzi) Wertheim (1930 - 2016)

Former Chamber Chairperson (1991-1996) 

Chamber Chairperson Ofra Strauss, Board members, Chamber members and Chamber team send their deep condolences to the Wertheim family on the passing of Moshe (Muzi) Wertheim.

The Chamber, in cooperation with KPMG and the Strauss Group, initiated the Israel - US Food & Ag-Tech Forum. At its Kick-off meeting, some 15 organizations participated, including food and technology companies along with government repreentatives, investors and members of academia. 
The Forum's goals are to increase business interactions between fod related industries in the US and Israel, attract more investors and entrepreneurs, conduct research and disseminate information about this industry. 
For more information and to join the Forum please contact the chamber.
R&S Logistical Solutions
RS Logistical Solutions provides governments, large corporations and companies that wish to operate in Israel, a comprehensive package of logistical, day-to-day living and mission support. The company takes care of the bureaucracy, logistics, and any other operational need - from flights, customs, and transportation, to visas and living arrangements.

Among its customers are the US State Department, The DoD, and multinationals. 
Their affiliate company in the US offers Israeli companies help in navigating the American system, build market strategy, and develop relevant contacts within the Federal, State and private sectors. 
For fellow Israel-America Chamber members, RSLS offers a 10% discount for their services. Please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 2016 Chamber Award Event will take place on Monday, 7 November, in the presence of President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin. 

This year's program promises to be an exciting event with a venue change and other innovations. We will award companies that have made an exceptional contribution to the Israel-US business and commercial relationship. There will be a special focus on the Film, Television and Internet industries.

Following a recent (4/16) Circular by the Israeli Tax Authority that changed an existing interpretation of the international convention on taxation of internet business, the Chamber reconstituted its  Taxation Committee. This is in response to requests from several Chamber members in this sector.

The Committee, headed by Deloitte partner Mr. Yitzhak (Chicko) Chickorel, addressed the issue with a comprehensive study of the currently prevailing situation in the OECD countries compared to Israel.  This study shows where Israel now differs from the convention and what effects this may have on the industry if this differentiation continues.

The paper is being used as a basis for on-going discussions with the Tax and other relevant Authorities. For a copy of the paper please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Members who have yet to renew their membership for 2016 are invited to do so at their earliest convenience. Furthermore, you are invited to join the leading companies in Israel that already take part in our exclusive programs – Diamond, Platinum and Gold.

To join our exclusive programs,  please contact the chamber.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 09:00 - 11:00

Herzog Fox & Ne'eman, Asia House, 4 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv
See enclosed invitation


Chamber Visa Committee
The Chamber Visa Committee headed by Tsvika Kan-tor met with Immigration Authority officials following input from Chamber members. The chamber proposed several regulatory simplifications regarding employment of non-academic foreign experts. The officials were positive and we expect to soon see an improvement in the process of bringing such employees to work in Israel. An update will follow. 

The Chamber was also updated the much awaited E2 visa which is in the final stages of approval. 

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