As Shimon Peres drags Israel into the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the staggering costs for the country were clarified.
Visiting secretary-general of the OECD brought us three demands.
Israel must fight corruption in her defense industry – in other words, to stop paying bribes to third world’s officials in charge of military procurement. That would leave Israel with no export markets as bribes are part of the business there.
Israel must strengthen protection of intellectual property – in other words, extend protection for expired foreign drug patents. That would make Israel’s Teva, the largest manufacturer of generic drugs, incur major losses.
And finally, Israel must stop using data from Judea and Samaria in her statistical reports to OECD. Thus, Israel has to formally relinquish the settlement blocs.