Malaysia-Israel: The hidden trade relationship

Aug 6, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Jerusalem Post

Sometime in 2009, while touring the aisles at my local Kuala Lumpur supermarket, I came across an incongruous item: metal nut-crackers, encased in fetching blue packages bearing Hebrew inscriptions.

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ea ea ea..

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buku hitam akhirnya terbuka.. hubungan erat Malaysia dengan Israel..

Kah kah kah kah :P
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betul itu bro,.....liat aja sifat dan kelakuan malon mirip sifat para yahudi.....

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yep bro.. mereka masih menutup diri mereka padahal hubungan Malaysia dengan Israel sangat lah mesra.. Israel pernah memberikan dana bantuan untuk pemerintah Malaysia sebanyak 1jt pundsterling..

Kaha kah kah kah :P

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Ada yg aka menyangkal lagi kah?

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So Malaysia which one you choose Palestine with no money or Israel with lots of money?
Let me guest, ISRAEL right? kah kah kah kah :P

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Aug 6, 2012
 
Jerussalem POST
01-04-1996
KUALA LUMPUR - In a major shift in it's mideast policy, Malaysia has decided to lift it's trade embargo on israel...

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pada tahun 2001 sahaja, Malaysia telah mengimport USD615.924 juta (RM1,847 juta) barangan Israel.

Pada tahun itu, Malaysia telah mengeksport USD26.553 juta (RM79.65 juta) barangannya ke negara haram itu.

Pada tahun 2010, Malaysia mengimport USD798.069 juta (RM2,394 juta) barangan Israel berbanding USD85.129 juta (RM255.38 juta) barangan yang dieksport Malaysia ke Israel.

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Dengan kedudukan ke 18, nilai eksport Israel ke Malaysia jauh lebih tinggi berbanding Cyprus yang berrada di kedudukan ke-19, Kanada (20), Taiwan (21), Japan (22), Australia (23), Singapura (24) dan Thailand (25).

Tahnia.. import product Israel Malaysia mengalahkan Singapore and Cyprus..

Blood Money

Kah kah kah kah :P
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Enhancing Israel-Asia relations
By COLIN RUBENSTEIN
LAST UPDATED: 12/31/2011 23:11
It’s up to both Israeli and Diaspora Jewish leaders to continue devoting the time and resources to enhance Israel-Asia ties.

_http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/ Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx ?id=251685

The positive effects of these short study visits on key Asian opinion leaders cannot be over-estimated. For example, most recently I accompanied a group of leading Indonesian journalists to Israel in September – the third such group of senior Indonesian media figures we have taken. Indonesia is, of course, an overwhelmingly Muslim country and sympathy there naturally lies with the Palestinians. But when exposed to the realities on the ground, most Indonesians quickly recognize that a two-state resolution is what is needed, and Israel is not the only party preventing this outcome from eventuating. And they go back home and unhesitatingly tell their publics – exposing them to views and information they rarely see in the Indonesian media.
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_http://www.timesofisrael.com/ indonesia-freezes-plan-to-info rmally-upgrade-ties-with-israe l-via-senior-diplomat-in-ramal lah/

Israel and Indonesia quietly maintain trade, security and other relations. Israelis can get visas for Bali in Singapore. And many Indonesians come to Israel as pilgrims, he added.

With the planned de facto upgrade, all such relations could have been more smoothly handled, the source said, noting that Jerusalem is only a 10-minute journey from Ramallah for diplomats with the necessary VIP documentation.
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_http://www.timesofisrael.com/ indonesia-to-informally-upgrad e-its-relations-with-israel-vi a-ambassador-ranked-diplomat-i n-ramallah/

Indonesia to informally upgrade its relations with Israel via ambassador-ranked diplomat in Ramallah
By Kayla J Adams July 6, 2012, 6:53 pm

Israel and Indonesia already maintain quiet trade, tourism and security contacts; new envoy’s appointment will smooth contacts with world’s most populous Muslim nation, source tells Times of Israel

..Indonesia and Israel maintain no formal diplomatic relations. In 1993, however, prime minister Yitzhak Rabin met then-Indonesian president Suharto at his Jakarta home. And foreign minister Silvan Shalom met his Indonesian counterpart Hassan Wirayuda at a UN summit in New York in 2005.
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_http://israel-indonesia-coc.o rg/background-ar...

MUSLIM COUNTRIES’ TRADE WITH ISRAEL -BUILDING COMMON INTERESTS FOR A BETTER FUTURE
(This article was written in 2006 and thus precedes the deterioration of Israel’s relations with Turkey. Nevertheless, the trade between Israel and Turkey has not been impacted seriously until now)

By Emanuel Shahaf

Ever since Israel signed the Oslo agreements with the Palestinians 1993, most
Muslim countries have overcome their traditional reluctance to trade with Israel
despite the ongoing conflict. To no small degree, the commercial relations that have
been established contribute to improving relations between Israel and the Muslim
world and thus will also help, in the final analysis, resolve the issue of Palestine.
If it is with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait, Tunisia, Morocco,
Mauritania or Lebanon, if it is a few million Dollars with Syria, or 2 Billion USD with
Turkey, trade between Muslim countries and Israel is increasing every year.
Following is a list of the bigger partners, in addition to the Palestinians themselves
who did almost 2 Billion Dollars worth of business with Israel in 2004.
The most formidable example of flourishing trade between Israel and a Muslim
country is that of Turkey. It is probably no coincidence that commercial relations
with the first Muslim country to recognize Israel (in 1949) are the best and most
highly developed of all the relationships with the Muslim world. These close, mutually
profitable and balanced relations (total civilian trade in 2005 was close to two Billion
USD in 2005, shared pretty much evenly) include Israeli participation in large civilian
infrastructure projects in Turkey, Turkish involvement in construction projects in
Israel, and considerable Israeli investments in Turkish agriculture and industry. The
commercial ties are accompanied by well established political and military ties
(including, over the years, more than 1 Billion USD worth of Israeli defense
contracts) which have stood the test of some serious crises, including tough Israeli
actions against the Palestinians (which resulted in Turkish protests) and the rise to
power in Ankara of the Islamic AKP party of Prime Minister Erdogan which at times,
is highly critical of Israel. The relationship has reached a degree of maturity and
mutual understanding that permits each country to voice its views and criticisms
without stepping over the lines. Israel is careful not to make a topic out of Turkey’s
continued, if weakening disavowal of the Armenian Genocide, a charged issue in a
Jewish nation sensitive to holocaust denials and hosting an Armenian minority, while
Turkey will not go beyond issuing, occasionally, symbolic notes of protest over
Israel’s episodic mishandling of the Palestinian issue.

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The badly kept secret of Israel's trade throughout the Muslim world
Monday, 30 January 2012 17:23

There's a good chance that Iran's computer systems, the electricity in Indonesian PM's office and the body armor protecting Saudi soldiers came from Israel.

Israeli business quietly thrives in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and in far-off countries like Indonesia and Malaysia, too. Company owners on both sides do all they can to avoid harmful publicity. Contacts are made at international conferences overseas, through European and U.S. companies familiar with both sides, and directly over the Internet.

"Technology, particularly the Internet, is making the world smaller," explains Eliran Malul at Arab Markets, which brokers deals in Arab countries. "Arab entrepreneurs are interested in Israeli technologies and search them out through the Internet and social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn."

Offices in Indonesia

Relations with Muslim countries extend far beyond the Middle East. In the late 1990s the Foreign Ministry tried establishing trade with Indonesia and Malaysia, Muslim countries with strong economic potential but without diplomatic relations with Israel. It was the heyday of the Oslo Accords and many believed Israel's economic ties to Muslim and Arab countries would become much more open and productive. Several years earlier Koor Trade had opened an office in Indonesia and began establishing low-profile trading relations there.

"Indonesia and Malaysia were a big story and we dedicated huge efforts to developing economic relations with them," recalls Alon Liel, the Foreign Ministry's director general at that time. "We reached all sorts of understandings on trade through a nearby embassy. We published a newspaper ad to interest Israeli businesspeople in investing there, but right afterwards Indonesia and Malaysia abrogated all the understandings. The trade went underground. For the Foreign Ministry there was no point to it because it had no diplomatic value."

Trade continues covertly with Indonesia at the lowest possible profile and without diplomatic relations. Singapore serves as a base for businessmen trying to penetrate there. In 2007 a subsidiary of Ormat Industries signed a $200-million contract to supply electricity for 30 years. Ormat is part of a consortium on this project, with a Japanese bank providing most of the funding.

An Indonesia-Israel trade bureau was opened two years ago in a bid to make it easier for Israeli businesspeople to enter the country. Currently they can only get in by invitation from a local source sponsoring the visit. If none is available, the Israeli Embassy in Singapore assists by providing a local consultant who can serve as a sponsor in a pinch. Occasionally, however, the authorities turn down requests, depending on the country's political mood.

Indonesia is one of the world's fastest growing markets, with great potential in the field of communications because of its vast population - more than 200 million. Clandestine trade is also carried out in the opposite direction, according to Catarivas. Indonesian business delegations visit Israel, too, but this is kept from the general public. Israel imports eight times as much as it exports in its trade with Indonesia.

"This is an economic relationship with tremendous potential," says Emanuel Shahaf, chairman of the Israel-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce. "Businesspeople operating in Indonesia keep their cards close to their chests. Business is good and they don't want to share it with anyone. The Indonesians also maintain secrecy because of the political sensitivity."

Shahaf says neighboring Malaysia also has great potential but there it's even more difficult doing business. "They are more radical Muslims. While Indonesians shut their eyes occasionally, a Malaysian company needs a special permit from a government ministry to do business with an Israeli firm."
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article above from:

_http://www.haaretz.com/busine ss/the-badly-kept-secret-of-is rael-s-trade-throughout-the-mu slim-world-1.408103

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At the start of August 1964, the Tunku gave a lecture to the Foreign Affairs Council in New York. When a listener asked about Malaysian-Israeli relations, the Tunku responded that Malaysia was involved in a bitter struggle with Muslim Indonesia and could not expose itself to the criticism and pressure that would result from improving ties with Israel.
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wow..

"An Indonesia-Israel trade bureau was opened two years ago in a bid to make it easier for Israeli businesspeople to enter the country."

_http://www.haaretz.com/busine ss/the-badly-kept-secret-of-is rael-s-trade-throughout-the-mu slim-world-1.408103
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wow...

"Israel and Indonesia already maintain quiet trade, tourism and security contacts; new envoy’s appointment will smooth contacts with world’s most populous Muslim nation, source tells Times of Israel"

_http://www.timesofisrael.com/ indonesia-to-informally-upgrad e-its-relations-with-israel-vi a-ambassador-ranked-diplomat-i n-ramallah/
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tahniah israel dan malaysia satu yahudi

pasangan dunia akhirat

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