Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, who mediated between Nochi Dankner and Eduardo Elsztain in the Ganden Holdings Ltd. deal, told Elsztain that an investor in Israel would make two or three-fold return on the money.
"It is very important for the Israeli economy and to ensure the livelihoods of tens of thousands of Jews, and to help all the people who invested through insurance and pensions, which lent money to companies," Pinto told Elsztain. He added all investors in Israel "would not be hurt, and will see their money back, even doubled and tripled. The global economic crisis is affecting Israel too, and mutual ties between Jews in the Land of Israel and in the Diaspora should be tightened so that the livelihoods of Jews everywhere will not be harmed."
At a meeting of Argentinian-Jewish leaders in Buenos Aires on Friday, Pinto said, "This is the time when Jews of the world should show responsibility and support for the people who live in Zion."
Pinto called on Argentinian-Jewish leaders to devote their Yom Kippur prayers to the People of Israel, saying, "We are sure that God will save the People of Israel and not spill the blood of even a single Jew."
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on September 23, 2012
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