“We are Shrinking”

Yoav Kaufman 01/04/2009

“The inescapable conclusion is that, at least in the Diaspora, the Jewish people are in a demographic decline.We are shrinking and becoming older. If nothing dramatic occurs to reverse these trends, it may be…

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“Gaza solution is in the hands of Palestinians”

Yoav Kaufman 01/01/2009

“The Muslim world and the Europeans who support the demonstrations against Israel must stop the biased reaction that blindly and reflexively supports the Palestinians and villifies Israel. Those who demonstrate against the military campaign…

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IDF surprises Hamas with widespread operation in Gaza

Yoav Kaufman 12/28/2008

Here at Negev Direct Marketing, located in Israel’s Negev region, we will be working our usual business hours. To stay up to date on the latest developments visit: or Yoav

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“We Serve Customers Not the Economy”

Yoav Kaufman 12/17/2008

Ok, so maybe it’s easier to offer business advice when you’re a billionaire… at least if you’re a billionaire who’s name is not Bernie Madoff!! Mr. Eitan Werthheimer, Chairman of Israel’s Iscar company offers…

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Why Your organization Needs a Broad Donor Base – Take 2

Yoav Kaufman 12/16/2008

And now…Taglit-Birthright Israel. One of our favorite organizations. Thanks to Haaretz for this story. Birthright Israel, the popular initiative offering young Jews free trips to Israel, may be unable to pay for thousands of such…

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New Directions

Yoav Kaufman 11/18/2008

“While the new (economic) reality poses real hardship for many institutions and organizations, it can also create opportunity for better management, redefined purpose and creative new directions for Israel’s growing and vibrant third sector.”…

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Yoav Kaufman 10/06/2008

It’s like the 1987 crash only wilder! Back then, if you were invested, the most you could do is call your broker. Today, we’re all wired together so the economic panic spreads like a…

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Time to turn your clocks back an hour*

Yoav Kaufman 10/05/2008

Just a reminder that as of 2am on Saturday, October 5th, Israel time is now one hour earlier than usual. As I write this the time in Israel is 5:15 p.m., the time in…

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Coping With a Down Economy

Yoav Kaufman 09/18/2008

Does Wall Street have you cringing at the latest mega company closing and government bailout plans? Worried that your non-profit will suffer as a result of the down economy? Are you a planner that…

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