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Text of report in English by privately-owned Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post website on 19 January
[Report by Sharon Wrobel: "OECD 'a Platform for Our Other Face'"]
President Shimon Peres expressed on Tuesday [19 January] his confidence that Israel's anticipated membership in the Organization of Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) would provide an opportunity for the Jewish state to show its other face, that of technology, innovation and care for all its citizens. The president's optimistic forecast came during a meeting in Jerusalem with Angel Gurria, the secretary-general of the OECD, who began a two-day visit here Tuesday ahead of the country's accession process, which still faces unresolved issues that threaten Israel's efforts to be accepted as a full …