ISRAEL - Cyber Defense Hero

Arno Froese

Israel signed an agreement with the World Bank to support developing countries improve their cyber defense capabilities.

The agreement will see Israel’s Economy Ministry and National Cyber Directorate contribute to the World Bank’s Digital Development Partnership, which aims to assist the digital development of developing countries in fields including cybersecurity, universal Internet access, harnessing big data and digital government.

Israel will participate in the promotion of cyber protection strategies and projects, teaming up with countries including Japan, the United Kingdom, Finland, Denmark and Norway, as well as the GSM Association, a trade body representing more than 750 mobile operators worldwide.

“There is great demand from African and Asian countries for Israeli knowledge in the field of cyberspace,” said National Cyber Directorate director-general Yigal Unna. “In addition to contributing to developing countries, the agreement will enable the promotion of the Israeli cyber industry worldwide, and continue to position Israel at the forefront of global activity in the field of cyber capabilities.”

“Israel is one of the world’s leading countries in the field of digital technologies, and it is already clear to everyone that in order to open opportunities in emerging markets, it is necessary to help build their readiness to absorb these technologies,” said Ohad Cohen, head of the Foreign Trade Administration at the Economy Ministry. “This is a strategic activity, paving new roads that will serve Israeli industries for years to come.”, 18 June 2019

Arno's commentary

Yes, indeed, Israel is one of the world’s leading nations in the field of digital technology. That seems to be on the increase, particularly when one considers that the demand will rise in African and some Asian nations. They need Israeli technology. Also, Israel is destined to be the world leader; all nations will have to follow in Israel’s footsteps.

Almost 3,500 years ago, it was the harlot Rahab who had this to say: “And she said unto the men, I know that the Lord hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you…And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the Lord your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath” (Joshua 2:9, 11).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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