Thursday, 7 October 2010

DATA Get Together Party

Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel-Aviv was the venue of DATA's get together party on Saturday, September 4th.

The event was a cocktail party to mark the Jewish new year (Rosh Hashanah) and to bid farewell to members of the Diplomatic community who were leaving Israel as well as welcoming new colleagues posted in Israel.

Performance by DANCE TEL AVIV.

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Sunday, 3 October 2010

National Day of Germany

October 3, Day of German Unity

National Day of Korea

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Friday, 1 October 2010

National Day of Cyprus

October 1, Independence day

National Day of China

October 1, founding of the People's Republic of China

National Day of Nigeria

October 1

Thursday, 16 September 2010

National Day of Mexico

September 16, Independence day

Friday, 25 June 2010

National Day of Slovenia

June 25

National Day of Croatia

June 25

Friday, 18 June 2010

Kelogg-Recanati Executive MBA Programme

Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to attend a meeting with the staff of the Recanati School and explore the possibility of having a scholarship or a fellowship for the best Masters program in Israel (part-time) "The Kellogg-Recanati International Executive MBA" in a special Information Session for the Diplomatic corps and expats working in Tel Aviv (invitation attached).

The session will be held next Tuesday 22th of June, room no. 254, Recanati Building, Tel Aviv University. Show your invitation at the university gate to enter with your car.

Kellogg is the school of Management of Northwestern University located at Chicago-Illinois, and it is the First school in the top ranking management schools all over the world in the EMBA programs ( check the top rankings in these sites:

- Business Week Magazine:(choose EMBA category in this link)

in the category of the Executive MBA, Kellogg is ranked the best business school, even before the most renowned schools like Wharton, Harvard, Stanford, NYU Stern ...etc

- World Street Journal:

Professors fly from the US to give lectures in English here in Tel Aviv University, and the program is designed to take into account that diplomats and other senior staff have a very busy schedule during the weekdays, so lectures are mainly given during weekends. The program contains also short study visits to Chicago, China, Germany, Canada for few days to participate and practice. It is a part time program where lectures are given during weekends, and it is specially designed for those who have a full time job.

The program includes some courses like Negotiations, Crisis Management, Leadership, Strategy and Planning, beside other financial and economic courses. It is specially designed executives and leaders from the government, business and the non-profit organizations with the purpose of enhancing their managerial skills, capabilities and effectiveness, in order to help them to be successful leaders.

Those who are interested to participate in this Info Session are kindly requested to RSVP as soon as possible through

Diaa Hammad, DATA President:

"I'm already a student at this amazing Program and I have nearly finished the 2 years study.

I'm advocating this program because it is really the best program we as diplomats serving here can get and gain a lot of experience from (my colleagues in the program come from all over Israel; Jerusalem, Beer Sheva and Haifa to participate in such a unique program) and I see a great opportunity for the diplomatic community to get benefit of joining this program while you are working here and without going to the US.

Getting diplomats to participate in this program is an attempt to have a connection between the world of business and that of Governance and non-profit organizations. I believe that civil servants and those who work for the governments have to understand the basic language of the business world and to be even a step ahead in front of the business community, in order to pave the way for potential opportunities and to initiate legislations and laws that have a better understanding of what is going on and which in turn facilitates the free movement of trade and businesses with the minimum friction possible.

I'm quite sure that there must be a kind of linkage between the two worlds through opening more opportunities for the officials of the governments to study, understand and explore the business world. The world is becoming a smaller village and there is an interactive relation among all the genres and fields of human sciences like economy, politics, sociology, etc...and even art.

For me, it was a very interesting experience".