Frenkel, Ya'akov

(1943- )
   Governor of the Bank of Israel from 1991 to January 2000. It was under his stewardship that the Israeli economy absorbed the massive wave of immigration (see ALIYA) from the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and evolved into a high-tech giant in the 1990s. Frenkel is currently vice-chairman of an American insurance corporation and is also chairman of the Washington-based economics organization, the Group of Thirty. In August 2007, he joined the advisory board of an Israel-based biotech firm, BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Historical Dictionary of Israel. .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Prix Bialik — Le prix Bialik est un prix littéraire annuel décerné par la municipalité de Tel Aviv, pour récompenser des avancées significatives en littérature hébraïque. Le prix a été nommé ainsi en mémoire de Haïm Nahman Bialik, poète de langue hébraïque. Il …   Wikipédia en Français

  • List of Israel Prize recipients — This is a partial list of winners of the Israel Prize.By year2008*David Weiss Halivni Talmud *Moshe Oren Biochemistry *Noga Alon Mathematics *Nissan Nativ Theater cite news |first=|last=|title=Nissan Nativ dead at 86: Prominent Israeli theater… …   Wikipedia

  • Benjamin Netanyahu — בנימין נתניהו Prime Minister of Israel Incumbent Assumed office 31 March 2009 …   Wikipedia

  • Bank of Israel —    The question of creating a central bank was discussed in the early days of Israel s statehood, but the matter was temporarily shelved due to the more immediate challenge of fighting for Israel s survival in its War of Independence (1948 49).… …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • BIBLE — THE CANON, TEXT, AND EDITIONS canon general titles the canon the significance of the canon the process of canonization contents and titles of the books the tripartite canon …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • GORA KALWARIA — (Yid. Ger; Heb. Gur), town 19 mi. (30 km.) S.E. of Warsaw, Poland. The town, known popularly as Nowy Jeruzalem, obtained a charter in 1670 which included a clause prohibiting the settlement of Jews there. Jews were first permitted to settle in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ROMANIA — ROMANIA, country in East Central and South East Europe, in the Carpatho Danubian region, north of the Balkan Peninsula, partly on the littoral of the Black Sea. The territory comprising Romania was known as Dacia in antiquity; Jewish tombstones,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.