Mediation, a facilitated negotiation process, is faster, cheaper and more direct than litigation - and worth considering if you have an intractable conflict with another person or company. The mediator, being a professional neutral third party, trained and experienced at managing and facilitating negotiations, assists the parties to the dispute to reach an agreed solution.

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Mediation in Israel – in English
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 166
 

More from Johnathan Kahn about setting up a distribution business in Israel. This article includes information on international arbitration, repurchasing agreements and exclusivity.

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Doing Business in Israel - Distribution Agreements
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 165
 

Are you contemplating on purchasing a new build apartment? The perfect finish could induce you but take a moment to think things through carefully as there are many people involved in this process and not just you and your builder/interior designer. Take on board that is your entitlement by law to a bank guarantee from the builder for any payment of 7% or more of the price.

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Buying New Construction in Israel
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 165
 

The 2012 tax-filing season is here and those filing American tax returns need to know the new legislation regarding both U.S. and Israeli income tax law. Tax Retirement Plans, Personal Exemptions, Standard Deductions and advice for the Self-Employed are topics covered by Alan Deutsh in this article.

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U.S. INCOME TAX UPDATE FOR Year 2012 (2011 Tax Year)
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 164
 

Whatever happened to Swiss Bank secrecy? Gone! Frank Elliot Kahn reveals the startling story of the Death of Bank Secrecy, which came about when Credit Suisse was threatened by the United States Government with the loss of its banking license if it failed to reveal US clients to the Internal Revenue Service.

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THE DEATH OF BANK SECRECY
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 164
 

How things have developed in the electronic world. It’s nearly 30 years since Joe Morgenstern bought his first software package that started his career in publishing newsletters.

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There Was Only One Macintosh
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 164
 

An explanation of the foreign account tax compliance act .This provides tax authorities in the States with details of American citizens who have foreign accounts, and who have not disclosed these facts themselves. It allows for the examination of tax evasion attempts.

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The World of Banking is Shrinking - Around Your Bank Account
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 163
 

An explanation of the very different and complex procedure in investing in property in America as compared with Israel.

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Real Estate Investment in the US: A Primer
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 162
 

The 2011 tax-filing season has commenced; Alan Deutch gives us an update of current US tax law, which may have an impact on your US tax return filings.

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U.S. INCOME TAX UPDATE FOR Year 2011 (2010 Tax Year)
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 159
 

Don’t be fooled by e-mail chain letters. These are the source of spam on your computer. Ignore these messages. Be warned.

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TRACKER PROGRAMS - BEWARE
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 157
 
 
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