Government Executives:

Prof. Eugene Kandel, Head of the National Economic Council

Jan, 2011

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"Reut's recent economic initiative was stupendous in its importance and impact. Their ability to mobilize people and define a new path deserves recognition."

Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Labor

Sept, 2010

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"I would like to see the Reut Institute, the local municipalities, and the government sitting together. We need to partner to advance the brilliant ideas put down in Reut's reports."

Avi Shapirah head of sterring committee on preparedness for earthquakes, Ministry of National Infrastructure

April 14, 2010

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"In the name of all the members of the steering committee, I wanted to let you know that we will adopt the conceptual framework for national resilience [that was presented by the Reut Institute and the Israel Trauma Coalition, with the support of the UJA Federation of NY under the title 'Civil Resilience Network']...[when this framework] is internalized, we will be better prepared to deal with the threat of a major natural disaster."

Manuel Trajtenberg, Chair of the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education in Israel

July 31, 2009

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"Reut has a unique modus operandi that is extremely "user friendly", non-intrusive, modest, and hence very effective."


Shai Avital,
Director-General of the Ministry of Environmental Protection

Feb 4, 2008

Ministry of Env Protection

"We benefited from the professionalism and the analytical ability that Reut demonstrated during our work together. In order to address the issues that were raised, you researched the existing literature and knowledge.

"Your methodology helped us to think strategically, to organize information, and to grasp the full picture without losing sight of details. Your support allowed us to manage the internal process professionally."

Manuel Trajtenberg, Head of the National Economic Council

November. 2007

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"I would personally like to thank the Reut Institute and your professional staff for your significant input regarding our work in establishing the National Economic Council.

Your dedication and commitment to the task, your high level of professionalism, your support and co-operation with the Council staff in this and in other areas are noteworthy and greatly appreciated"

Oded Brook,
Senior Deputy Director General, Head of International Affairs, Ministry of Finance

Aug 12, 2007

"Reut's presentation of international indices, combined with its understanding of how comparative analysis supports policy planning in the Finance Ministry, was well received... "We are grateful for the professionalism and the contribution of Gidi Grinstein and the Reut Institute's staff and hope that we can continue to work together in the future."

Ido Aharoni. Adviser to Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni

Jan 12, 2007

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"They are very influential and highly respected. Their help is not in the content but in the process. They don't tell you what to think, they tell you how to think. Their alerts sometimes save the day."


Ron Prosor, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dec 5, 2005

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"My appreciation for your significant and unique contribution to the process of formulating policy regarding a number of significant challenges that we faced this year.

"Reut constitutes an unending source of insights that enrich our decision-making process in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Your rapid response capacity increases the relevance of these insights and their synchronization with the time-frame within which the political echelon must operate.

"Your capability of analyzing current realities from a systemic viewpoint fills a vacuum in our country."

Ovad Yechezkel, Adviser to Prime Minister Olmert

Oct 2, 2005

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"You are doing good and important work."

Third sector

Rabbi Doug Kahn Executive Director, JCRC

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"Our leadership greatly appreciated the working session and your ideas… We feel so fortunate to benefit from and partner with Reut and, bottom line, I can’t imagine a more perfect match/affinity… You reached across the entire broad pro-Israel tent last night at JCRC."

Maj. Gen. (Res.) Uzi Dayan, Shai Ben Yaish, Professor Zeev Tzahor,
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December, 2008


"We would like to extend to Reut our profound gratitude for your participation in the "Israel's Civil Front" discussion at the Israel - Sderot for Society conference in 2008. Your participation provided a real contribution, not only to the day but also to Israel's socio-economic policies."

Kathy E. Manning Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Federations of North America

June, 2012

"I feel better about Israel's future and the future of the Jewish people knowing that individuals as thoughtful, creative and dedicated as all of you are working on these critical issues."


Thomas Friedman,
New York Times

Mar 30, 2007 & Mar 16, 2010

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"The Reut Institute is Israel's premier policy strategy group."


"The Reut Insitute, one of the premier Israeli policy research centers."


Aluf Benn,

Aug 24, 2006

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"The only ones to forewarn are the General Security Services and the Reut Institute."

Ben Caspit,

Dec 31, 2006

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"The Reut Institute seems to have become the most prominent policy group in Israel."

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Prof. Ricardo Hausmann, Director of the Center for International Development, Harvard University

January, 2011

"I heard about Reut's ISRAEL 15 Vision years and years ago, and now I see it in the words of the Prime Minister and I see it as a shared goal of the society."