Appreciative policy-makers

Renowned policy-makers and opinion-shapers appreciate and support ICSEP.

Dr Yossie Bachar, Director General, Ministry of Finance, put it thus: “I feel honor-bound to stress that your engagement in our efforts was based on purely professional considerations, and was done without any reward, without any fear and with total devotion.

You are indeed a unique phenomenon that can serve as a model and a symbol of what acting in the public interest can be… Together we have managed to introduce very significant changes in the Israeli economy.”

  • “ Your insights into the many political and bureaucratic problems that face Israel are both provocative and enlightening. ”

    Stephen Goldsmith
    former Mayor, Indianapolis, IN

  • “ I learn a lot from your publications and they serve me daily in my Knesset work. ”

    Nissim Dahan
    former Minister of Health, Israel

  • “ All of us here at The Heritage Foundation applaud you for your extraordinary work in advancing the ideas of the free society, which we share. ”

    Edwin J. Feulner, Jr.
    President, Heritage Foundation

  • “ In my view, [ICSEP’s] conference contributed substantially to the advancement of free market ideas in Israel. ”

    Uriel Reichman
    former Dean, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University

  • “ There is no doubt that your action plan deserves deep analysis and that it raises important points. ”

    Benjamin Ben-Eliezer
    former Minister of Defence, Israel

  • “ You are indeed waging a difficult struggle but it is imperative that you continue to do so. ”

    Stuart Eizenstat
    Under Secretary, Treasury, United States

  • “ The audience at your law and economics conference was perhaps the most influential and outstanding group of jurists ever assembled in Israel. ”

    Uriel Reichman
    former Dean, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University

  • “ Thanks for the frankness and generosity you have shown me in all our contacts. Your spirit of cooperation has brought resolution to certain bilateral problems. ”

    Tain P. Tompkins
    Economic Counselor, US Embassy

  • “ The view of all the justices with whom I spoke was that [your conference] was most successful, both in its contents and in its organization. ”

    Dr. S. Levin
    Justice, Supreme Court, Israel

  • “ I could not agree with you more on the importance of the economic foundations of the peace process… Thank you again for all of the assistance you have provided… ”

    Edward S. Walker, Jr.
    former US Ambassador to Israel

  • “ [ICSEP] is the main fighter in Israel for free enterprise. Its very lucid statements are day by day making us a freer society. ”

    Danny Gillerman
    Ambassador to the United Nations, Israel

  • “ I benefited greatly from hearing many of the first rate speakers and the chance to meet many of the outstanding people you brought together for this conference. ”

    Dr. Ron Kronish
    American Jewish Committee

  • “ Your proposed reforms are excellent. If you can get these adopted you will have achieved a miracle. ”

    Milton Friedman
    Nobel Laureate in Economics

  • “We need a change towards freer markets. What ICSEP does is to fulfill that role as a catalyst for change. I think it is irreplaceable. ”

    Benjamin Netanyahu
    Prime Minister, Israel

  • “ I hope your articles are getting a large audience in Israel. They certainly ought to. ”

    Richard A. Posner
    Chief Judge, Court of Appeals, United States

  • “ ICSEP’s approach… is of great interest to a Knesset member like myself who has to face daily concrete policy issues… ”

    Yehoshua Matza
    former Minister of Health, Israel

  • “ The economic growth spurred by open markets is the engine to counter Islamist extremism. ICSEP is the beacon for the free market in the Middle East. ”

    Mark Kenny
    Rear Admiral, US Navy

  • “ Your sharp focus and the in-depth and clear analysis of the topics you treat are revealing new sides to issues that are often presented to us in a one-sided way… ”

    Nissim Dahan
    former Minister of Health, Israel

  • “ ICSEP is like a breath of fresh air… It deserves the support of all of us who are deeply committed to the survival of a strong and healthy Israel. ”

    Milton Friedman
    Nobel Laureate, Economics

  • “The Israel Center for Social and Economic Progress has been one of the few organizations [in Israel], if not the only one, consistently on the right side. ”

    Milton Friedman
    Nobel Laureate, Economics

  • “ The presentations in your excellent conference on New Economics, New Politics in Jerusalem last November were very thoughtful. ”

    Henry L. Clarke
    former Counselor for Economic Affairs, US Embassy in Israel

  • “ It is important that ICSEP’s voice continue to ring out. Please keep up your efforts on behalf of the Jewish people. ”

    Kenneth Bialkin
    Chairman of the Board, American-Israel Friendship League

  • “ Thanks to ICSEP’s help, I have just completed my first trip to Israel… I am astounded by the number and quality of meetings that were put together… ”

    Jeb Hensarling
    former Executive Director, National Republican Senatorial Committee, United States

  • “ Your What You Wanted to Know [book] is most interesting and an important contribution to decision-makers in the economic sphere. ”

    Avi Lubotsky

  • “ [I] salute the extraordinary work, which Daniel Doron and his institute have undertaken… ”

    Stuart E. Eizenstat
    Under Secretary, Treasury, United States

  • “ Your formulations of the problems is the best I have seen. Every word is worth its weight in gold. ”

    Meir Sheetrit
    Minister without Portfolio, Finance Ministry, Israel

  • “ I hope decision-makers and policy formulators shall be assisted by your good work when they formulate public policy. ”

    Ya'acov Ne'eman
    former Minister of Finance, Israel

  • “For many years, Daniel [Doron] and the Israel Center for Social and Economic Progress have prepared the intellectual groundwork for reforming the nation’s economy…” ”

    Benjamin Netanyahu
    Prime Minister, Israel

  • “ I fully agree with the thrust of your argument of the close positive link between economic development, civil society and peace. ”

    Saad Eddin Ibrahim
    Chairman of the Board, Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development

  • “ In the past decade [ICSEP Director] Daniel Doron has consistently been perhaps the most effective proponent of a strictly free-market approach in Israel… ”

    Milton Friedman
    Nobel Laureate, Economics

  • “Thank you for including me in the dinner with Israeli Supreme Court Justices... I learned a lot... Your Center is surely doing good work.”

    James Buchanan
    Nobel Laureate in Economics

  • “Daniel Doron is helping me fight the historic battle that is now taking place over the future of Israel’s economy. ”

    Benjamin Netanyahu
    Prime Minister, Israel

  • “ The US Government salutes your achievements, your institute’s achievements… ”

    Stuart E. Eizenstat
    Under Secretary, Treasury, United States

  • “Your materials are riveting, to the point, and analyse correctly what has taken place… Indeed, a free economy and true democracy march hand in hand, and they shall also lead to true peace… ”

    Shimon Peres
    President, Israel

  • “ICSEP has introduced innovative ideas into public life, has started people thinking about economic realities, and is generally doing an excellent job. ”

    Amnon Rubinstein
    former Minister of Education, Israel

  • “ I am convinced that such a wealth of professional experiences as I had on your study mission shall not come my way for a long time, if ever… ”

    Gadi Sukenik
    senior political correspondent, Israel TV

  • “ Slowly things are moving in the right direction and you rightly claim a substantial amount of credit for ICSEP. ”

    Stuart Eizenstat
    Under Secretary, Treasury, United States

  • “ ICSEP’s director, Daniel Doron, is a fearless fighter for a new independent and strong Israeli economy. ”

    Natan Sharansky
    Chairman, Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies, Shalem Center

  • “In an Israeli society long dominated by socialist economic thinking, decades of unabashed support for free market reform makes Daniel a very rare breed. ”

    Benjamin Netanyahu
    Prime Minister, Israel

  • “ Your conference was an occasion for seminal thinking and the exchange of ideas on the highest level. ”

    S. Levin
    Justice, Supreme Court, Israel

  • “ Since as head of ICSEP you find it useful to disseminate [your recent publication], I am confident that I will both enjoy reading it and also learn from it. ”

    Ya'acov Frenkel
    former Governor, Bank of Israel

  • “ I am very grateful for your flawless hostmanship in arranging… our meetings… my perceptions concerning that part of the world will never be the same. ”

    Antonin Scalia
    Justice, Supreme Court, United States