A group of graduates of Daniel Doron’s seminars on the free market and its critics have formed a non-profit activist organization, “Citizens for True Social Justice”. A few months ago they mounted counter-protests to the Histadrut’s protest marches, and with a series of well-formulated ads in the newspapers they managed to take the wind out of the Histadrut’s sails, poking fun at its pretence of representing the workers and documenting how it has been in effect seriously damaging their cause.
High school debate clubs
25 May ’04
ICESP has set up a group of debate clubs that give high achievement youth the tools to a more open, civilized and relevant discussion, with the hope that they will change Israeli public policy debate. The project will operate in 20 to 40 high schools throughout Israel. Students will later compete in national and international debate tournaments. The basic purpose, however, is to raise the consciousness of Israeli students about economic issues and to give them the tools for knowledgeable discussion.
Other recent courses
Nation's first protest against banking monopoly
26 May ’04
Over 6,000 students taught
25 May ’04
Now in its 7th year, ICSEP is continuing its intensive course for new immigrant students in basic economic concepts, job selection and consumer behavior. To date, ICSEP has trained over 6,000 students, teaching them rudimentary economics and its application to life. Most participating students are high school students from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia.
All recent program activities
US VIP group
24 Nov ’09
Until the Intifadah and the Oslo agreements, a non-political process of economic collaboration was leading to a gradual reconciliation between Arabs and Jews, explains ICSEP President Daniel Doron in a talk sponsored by the America-Israel Friendship League. That process can now resume, Doron argues, helped by economic reform within Israel.
Gilder/Forbes Telecosm 2009 Conference
10 Nov ’09
Tarrytown House Estate, Tarrytown, New York
11 Apr ’08
27 Jun ’07
“Past reforms have focused on asking for more money for education,” ICSEP President Daniel Doron noted in his speech to the Merage Forum on education.
“This despite the fact that Israel is already spending the highest proportion of GDP on education in the West.
“Yet, despite a steady growth in expenditures, standards and achievements have shown little improvement; in fact they have further deteriorated.”
25 Jun ’07
Strategic Forums Sponsored by Paul Merage
“Before I continue with my remarks, let me sound an optimistic note,” said Daniel Doron, ICSEP President, in his opening remarks to the Strategic Forums Sponsored by Paul Merage.
“You will hear voices say that attempts to reform Israel are futile, that you cannot initiate significant changes here.
“We know better.”
The high-powered conference was held to explore ways of encouraging Israeli high-tech to meet the serious challenges facing it and to continue flourishing.
10 Aug ’05
8 Jul ’05
“In 10 years, Israel could be one of the 10 richest countries in the world,” Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told guests at ICSEP’s first annual United States Awards Dinner.
Milton Friedman expressed similar beliefs to those assembled at New York’s St Regis Hotel: “Israel has the potential of being the Hong Kong of the Middle East,” he said in his video address.
During dinner, Israel’s minister of economic affairs in America, Ron Dermer, presented the awards.
Republican Jewish Coalition
25 May ’05
“Most of you have visited Israel,” ICSEP president Daniel Doron began his address to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington on May 25th.
“You saw a vibrant, seemingly well-to-do country.
“You ate at posh restaurants full of prosperous Israelis, visited their impressive villas and saw their expensive cars.
“And yet, Israel, chock-full of human talent and energy, a world-class high-tech leader, seems in perpetual economic trouble.
“If the country is to survive it must reform its economic system, and do it soon.”
Read the entire speech.
16 Oct ’04