Attended college in Manchester, England. Emigrated to Palestine in 1940, active in building the new state of Israel. Master’s degree in polymer chemistry at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University. Doctorate in polymer chemistry at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now Polytechnic Institute of New York University). Part of clandestine ordnance project designed to assist Israel’s defense by bypassing a mideast arms embargo.
At Borden Inc, President of chemical division - created stretchable, clear plastic wrap that has since become ubiquitous in supermarket food packaging.
In 1972, Beatrice Companies, Inc, manufacture of acrylic and polyurethane polymers, leather finishes, printing inks, compounded engineering plastics, and graphite composites for missiles and the aircraft/aerospace industry.
In 1985, purchased Farboil, President and co-owner for 14 years, producing high performance electrical encapsulating compounds, powdered coatings, specialty chemical compounds. Sold in 1999.
In 2001 he founded the Institute for Contemporary Affairs at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, an international policy forum and think tank addressing Israel’s security challenges. 2002 founded NGO Monitor, a watchdog organization working to expose non-governmental organizations that unfairly criticize Israel and distort its human rights record.more » « less
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