JUBILEE AWARDS :
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 Israels 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
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
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.
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
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  a well
known fashion clothing chain. A possible Hotel development in Aqaba
in Jordan . 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
Mr. Richard H. Brown, Esq.Chief Executive Cable & Wireless
Cable and Wireless took a $120 million stake in Bezek, the Israeli
telecommunications company 
Mr. Nicholas Frank Oppenheimer ,Chairman, De Beers Consolidated
Mr. Bernard Schreier,Chairman, CP Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Peter L. Young,Group Chief Executive,RMC Group Plc.