The Strength Of Israel 's Government

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As a country in the midst of a long brutal civil war with the Palestinians, with doubt of a quick resolution even through the signing of a truce with the Hamas, Israel retains the potential for economic greatness through its main exports of metal products, biomedical and electronic equipment, and polished diamond cutting expertise. In addition, Israel’s export strength comes from its production of software, telecommunications and semiconductor development (Comparative Agenda, 2014). The strength of Israel’s government demonstrates accountability in its practices to overshadow accusations of corruption among members of its parliament. Israel participation among multiple memberships throughout world trade initiatives demonstrates …show more content…
Culturally they are very blunt and expressive. Israelis are considered to use direct communication which is usually concise and to the point. People of this tiny country tend to say what they think and do not “sugar coat” things to protect someone else’s feelings. Using bigger words and elaborating more than necessary is often considered suspicious in a prospect’s eyes. Israelis are very animated speakers and are known to use hand gestures and shouting in normal conversations. Further, interrupting someone speaking, while considered rude here in the US, is very common and is considered a sign of engagement (Schell, 2014). In Israeli culture, it is generally thought that every person is equal and it is not common to give special consideration to a specific person because of their status. They are also known for everyone being able to offer an opinion in a discussion, even if they disagree with someone in a management position and are aware of the concept that anyone, regardless of their position can have a good idea. They do not consider it rude to question upper management; in addition, management is expected to earn respect of their subordinates. This has created some difficulty in the past due to difficulty determining bosses in the workplace because of their comfort in addressing everyone in the same manner.
Israelis are very short term oriented and tend to be spur-of-the-moment rather than planners. They do not schedule appointments for very
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