Mattia Tomba

Beating the Odds Together

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2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Singapore and Israel's long and fruitful relationship. From Jewish contributions to the economic, political and social development of early and modern-day Singapore, to current-day collaborations between both countries in the fields of science and technology, the Lion City and the Start-up Nation have forged strong and indelible bonds. Written by eminent Singaporeans and Israelis, the articles in this volume trace the growth and development of Singapore-Israel bilateral ties over the past five decades and celebrate the mutually beneficially relationship between the two countries.
Contents: Foreword (Goh Chok Tong)Preface (Sagi Karni)Introduction (Mattia Tomba)Singapore: Israel in Southeast Asia? (Bilahari Kausikan)A Special Relationship that Continues to Grow (Winston Choo)Celebrating the Israel–Singapore Golden Jubilee: Working Towards Continued Partnership (Simona Halperin)Reflection on Singapore–Israel Relations (George Yeo)A Mexican Fandango with a Poisonous Shrimp (Peter Ho)Jewish Practice of Tikkun Olam and Interfaith Relations in Singapore (Rabbi Jean Pierre Fettmann)A Brief History of Jews in Singapore (Victor Sassoon)The History of Jewish Synagogues in Singapore (Edmund Lim)The Story of Israeli architecture in Singapore (Moshe Safdie)My Childhood in Singapore (1966–1969) (Raanan Boral)Building Venture Capital to Promote Innovation, Economic Growth, and Development: Government Efforts in Singapore and Israel (Robyn Klinger Vidra)Translating Research into Real-World Innovation: Experiences of Israel and Singapore (Mark Shmulevich)Trax: The First Israel-Singapore Unicorn (Joe Bar-El and Dror Feldheim)
Readership: General readers, industry practitioners, government members, businessmen.Singapore;Israel;Bilateral Relations;Singapore–Israel Relations0Key Features:Uniquely addresses the 50 years of bilateral relations and history between Singapore and IsraelHas many high-profile contributors from both Singapore and IsraelCovers broad areas of interest, ranging from innovation to defence collaborations between the two countries
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