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According to the Virtual Israel website on October 14, 1998, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu presented a select group of international business people with the highest tribute ever awarded by the "State of Israel". The Jubilee Award, marking Israel’s fiftieth year of independence, recognizes those individuals and organizations, that through their investments and trade relationships, have done the most to strengthen the Israeli economy.

The award list was divided up according to the national origin of the businessmen, and also by industry.

Dr. Vance Coffman Lockheed Martin Corporation
Mr. Karl J. Krapek Pratt & Whitney
Mr. Harry Stonecipher Boeing

Dr. Ferdinand Piech Volswagon AG

Building Materials
Dr. John M. Schubert Pioneer International Ltd
Mr. Peter L. Young RMC Group plc

Dr. John J. Faber ICC Industries Inc.
Mr. Arie Genger Trans-Resources Inc

Sir Richard Greenbury Marks & Spencer
Mr. J. E. Lagerweij Hema B.V.
Mr. David Mandle James Richardson Pty.Ltd
Dr. Michael Otto Dr. Michael Otto
Mr. Joseph Wilf Garden Homen

Mr. Nicholas Frank Oppenheimer De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd

Mr. Michael Abeles JGL Investments
Mr. Ted Arison Arison Investments Ltd.
Mr David Azrieli Canpro Investment Ltd.
Mr. Jan Baan Baan Company
Mr. Paul Bann Baan Foundation
Mr. Ronald Cohen Apax Partners & Co . Ltd
Mr. Erwin D. Eisenberg Eisenberg Group
Dr. Leslie Fritz Gunther Frankel Altira Investments Ltd
Mr. Robert J. Hurst Goldman Sachs & Co.
Mr. Jonathan Kolber Claridge Foundation
Mr. Stephen Koseff Investec Bank Ltd.
Mr. Bruce Rappaport Inter-Maritime Group
Mr. Joseph Safra Banco Safra
Mr. Bernard Schreirer CP Holdings Ltd

Mr. G. Allan Andreas Archer Daniel Midland
Mr. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe Nestle S.A.
Mr. Franck Riboud Danone

Mr. William Davidson Guardian Industries Corp

High Tech
Mr. Eric Benhamou 3 Com
Mr. Richard H. Brown Esq Cable & Wireless
Mr Marshall Butler AVX Corporation and KYOCERA Corporation
Ms Judith Estrin Cisco Systems Inc.
Mr Christopher C. Galvin Motorola Inc.
Mr. Abraham Gesundheit Tensal International AG
Mr. Vladimir Goussinsky Most Media
Mr. Chek Ngee Khoo Hutchinson Telecommunications Ltd
Mr. Ronald Lauder RSL Communication Ltd
Mr. Ted Leonsis AOL studios
Mr. Ken Levy KLA-Tencor Corporation
Dr. Dan Maydan Applied Materials Inc.
Mr. Fernand B. Sarrat Cylink Corporation
Mr. Albert Soffa Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc.
Dr. Heinrich Von Pierer Siemens
Dr. Felix Zandman Vishay Intertechnology Inc.

Hotels and Hospitality

Mr. David Lewis Isrotel Hotel Management
Mr. David Taic Nahal Group
Mr. Alexander Tesler Lexan-Israel Princess Hotel

Mr. Vladimir Goussinsky Most Media
Mr. Ronald Lauder RSL Communications Ltd
Mr. F. David Radler Hollinger International Inc.

Personal Care
Mr. Pascal Castres St Martin L' Oreal
Mr. Roger S. Fine Johnson & Johnson
Mr. Leon Koffler Super-Pharm[Israel] Ltd
Mr. Lucien Nessim Sara Lee Personal Products
Mr. Robert P. Van der Merwe Kimberley-Clarke Europe

Mr. Ernesto Bertarelli Ares Serono International
Harold Snyder Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Mr. Robert K. Kraft The Kraft Group and New England Patriots
Mr.John M. Trani The Stanley Works

Real Estate/ Construction
Mr. Sam Halpern Atlantic Reality Development Corporation
Mr.Henry Moskowitz Henry Moskowitz Real Estate

Mr. Michael A. Trachtenberg ICF Industries

Mr. John M. Beck Canadian Highways International Corporation

English based Award recipients

Sir Richard Greenbury Chairman Marks & Spencer

For more information about M&S see the Islamic Human Rights website .

Mr. Ronald Cohen , Chairman, Apax Partners & Co. Ltd
Mr. Cohen is Chairman of Apax Partners & Co. Ltd, which is a substantial investor of institutional venture capital in “Israeli” growth companies. According to Virtual Israel “The State of “Israel” recognizes the recipient as one of the visionaries who have done the most to facilitate Israel's integration into the global economy and to realize its world-class business potential.”

Mr. David Lewis, President,Isrotel Hotel Management Lewis Trust Group Ltd (parent company of River Island) River Island [7] a well known fashion clothing chain. A possible Hotel development in Aqaba in Jordan [8]. Britannia Pacific Properties a diversified international investment company, with headquarters in London, England

Mr. Robert P. van der Merwe President Kimberly-Clark Europe
Kimberly-Clark is one of the largest consumer companies in the world with a turnover of $14 billion. The brands that make it a market leader in almost every sector in which it competes include KLEENEX facial tissues, ANDREX products, KOTEX products and HUGGIES disposable baby products

Mr. Richard H. Brown, Esq.Chief Executive Cable & Wireless Plc.
Cable and Wireless took a $120 million stake in Bezek, the Israeli telecommunications company [9]

Mr. Nicholas Frank Oppenheimer ,Chairman, De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd.

Mr. Bernard Schreier,Chairman, CP Holdings Ltd.

Mr. Peter L. Young,Group Chief Executive,RMC Group Plc.



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