Vice-chair of CBS will speak at Israeli-government sponsored high-tech conference in NY

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What is the opposite of BDS? I just got this promotional email for the Israel Dealmakers Summit in New York in two weeks, which will feature Shari Redstone, a vice-chairwoman at CBS. The conference is a private networking event that costs upward of $1000 to attend and is all about cutting-edge industries:

two-day, invitation-only conference for senior executives from the United States, Europe and Israel to discuss the technology, trends and innovations shaping key industry sectors  including Digital Media, Cleantech, Healthcare, Mobile, Internet, Medical Devices, Big Data, Semiconductors, IT Software, and Telecom.

The conference is organized by this business consulting firm and is co-“partnered” by the state of Israel and leading Israeli businesses, and some American firms, too, such as GE. (Redstone is formerly married to Yitzhak Korff, a rabbi with connections to Israel; they are said to have three children.)

Also a writer for the Economist is speaking at the conference, and executives of Google and Time Warner Investments.

The promotional email, in part:

As you may know, we are hosting our annual Israel Dealmakers Summit 2013 in New York City on March 5-6th and I am delighted to extend you this special invitation!                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

This year marks the 5th Anniversary of the conference, and in special celebration we are holding the event in New York City including a featured keynote by Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman & CEO of General Electric.  We are expecting very high demand again this year, so encourage you to register early using the special VIP Discount Code: Dealmakers (which provides a special 30% discounted valid through February 15th).


Israel Dealmakers Summit 2013 is a premier two-day, invitation-only conference for senior executives from the United States, Europe and Israel to discuss the technology, trends and innovations shaping key industry sectors  including Digital Media, Cleantech, Healthcare, Mobile, Internet, Medical Devices, Big Data, Semiconductors, IT Software, and Telecom.  Taking place in New York City this year, the summit balances a featured roster of world-class speakers with significant networking time, providing unique insights and relationship building opportunities with the top industry dealmakers.

For your consideration, please find the logistic details as follows:





New York Marriott Marquis

1535 Broadway – Broadway Ballroom

New York, NY 10019

Conference Agenda: Wednesday, March 6th

9:00-6:00pm – Main Event Program

6:00-8:00pm – Networking & Cocktail Reception 


            Pre-Conference: Tuesday, March 5th

2:00-6:00pm – Main Event Program

6:00-8:00pm – Networking & Cocktail Reception 



·         Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman & CEO – General Electric

·         Shari Redstone, Vice Chairman of the Board – Viacom

·         Stanley Bergman, Chairman & CEO – Henry Schein

·         Kay Koplovitz, Chairwoman – Liz Claiborne

·         Noa Tishby, Israeli Actress, Producer, Model, and Singer

·         Yossi Vardi, Media Entrepreneur & Investor

·         David Wells, Partner, Cleantech – Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

·         Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist; Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor – Government of Israel

·         Kenneth Stein, SVP & Chief Medical Officer – Boston Scientific

·         Issam Dairanieh, Global Director – BP Ventures

·         John O’Farrell, General Partner – Andreessen Horowitz       

·         Eric Isaacs, Director – Argonne National Laboratory

·         Beth Comstock, Chief Marketing Officer – General Electric

·         Tsvi Gal, Chief Technology Officer – Morgan Stanley

·         Izhar Shay, General Partner – Canaan Partners

·         Carole Zibi, Global Head of Corporate Marketing – LinkedIn

·         Erik Nordlander, Engineering Partner – Google Ventures

·         Nagraj Kashyap, SVP, Ventures and Innovation – Qualcomm

·         Andrew Stern, VP, M&A and Corporate Development – F5 Networks

·         Ido Aharoni, Consul General in New York – Government of Israel

·         Scott Levine, Managing Director – Time Warner Investments

·         Girish Nadkarni, President, Technology Ventures – ABB

·         Jonathan Medved, Chief Executive Officer – OurCrowd

·         Sue Sigel, CEO, Healthymagination – General Electric

·         Yossi Sela, Managing Partner – Gemini Israel Ventures

·         Xavier Perret, EVP, Strategic Partnerships – Orange

·         Steve Meyer, CEO & President – Welch Allyn Medical

·         Sophie Blum, CEO – Procter & Gamble Israel

·         Uri Levine, Founder & President – Waze

·         Ran Poliakine, Chairman & CEO – Powermat

·         Brian Cohen, First Investor of Pinterest; Chairman – New York Angels

·         Thomas Neubert, VP, Group Business Development – Deutsche Telekom

·         Wallace Pai, EVP, Corporate Development & Investments – Motorola Mobility

·         Jeff Parks, Founding Partner – Riverwood Capital

·         Dr. Uri Geiger, Managing Partner – Accelmed Ventures

·         Matthew Bishop, Chief Business Writer – The Economist

·         Simone Botti, Head, Israel Bioincubator Fund – Merck Serono

·         Gal Fridman, Gold Medalist, Team Israel Windsurfing – Athens Olympics

·         Ajoy Mallik, Head of the Global Venture Capital and Startup Ecosystem – Cognizant

·         Eric Benhamou, Former CEO of 3Com and Palm; Chairman – Israel Venture Network

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  1. Cliff
    February 20, 2013, 4:25 pm

    Hardly surprising. Shari Redstone is the daughter of Sumner Redstone.

    The other people mentioned on that list are likely Zionist tribalists as well. This is our Establishment so there is no surprise.

  2. Linda J
    February 21, 2013, 11:44 am

    A windsurfer & an actress? Glitz quotient kind of low, isn’t it?

  3. Bumblebye
    February 21, 2013, 8:20 pm

    I noted a BP on the list, so I wonder if the full list will include another US/Israel company, which has just been awarded a contract to drill for oil in the occupied Golan:

    “The contract was awarded to US-Israeli energy company Genie, whose shareholders include Rupert Murdoch and Jacob Rothschild, with former US Vice President Dick Cheney listed as an adviser. The firm is headed by Effie Eitam, a Golan settler and former hardline right wing cabinet minister.”

    Just that collection of names has me reaching for the garlic to keep evil at bay!
    How much illegality are they getting theimselves into with that?

    • Bumblebye
      February 21, 2013, 8:57 pm

      Ah! Good ol’ Craig Murray:

      “For Israel to seek to exploit mineral reserves in the occupied Golan Heights is plainly illegal in international law. Japan was succesfully sued by Singapore before the International Court of Justice for exploitation of Singapore’s oil resources during the second world war. The argument has been made in international law that an occupying power is entitled to opeate oil wells which were previously functioning and operated by the sovereign power, in whose position the occupying power now stands. But there is absolutely no disagreement in the authorities and case law that the drilling of new wells – let alone fracking – by an occupying power is illegal.”

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