A few days ago, a letter from the CEOs was sent to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressing their concern about the new measures planned by the new government coalition.
In particular, discriminatory measures against the LGBT community, but also against those who will no longer be considered Jews, either because their conversion is not Orthodox, or because the grandchild clause has been cancelled.
The first fear of a CEO, leader of a start-up, is to create discomfort within the company itself, its community.
The vast majority of Israeli startups make a point of hiring their employees according to their abilities, and their diverse backgrounds and religions are an advantage.
The second fear, and no less important, is losing future investors or future investments and their clients.
To illustrate this fear, the Norwegian fund has already threatened not to invest in Israel anymore.
On LinkedIn, the professional social network, these concerns are jointly expressed in individual posts for the biggest Israeli startups.
They display those values that allowed them to create their community, they display their refusal of the discriminatory measures planned by the new government.
They declare, through their position, the desire to defend their positions, in order to preserve what made their company’s human wealth.
This rise to crenel has no political ambition, but it denotes a sharp fracture in this sphere still protected for so long, Israeli high technology,
This same High Tech that gave its letters of nobility to the State of Israel, by granting it the term so coveted by other countries, Start-up Nation.
This economic luck has allowed the State of Israel to register a budget surplus of NIS 30 billion, while most countries are plunged into an economic recession.
This success, this prosperity for such a small country still at war is largely due to the departure of Israeli startups.
Yossi Assia founder and CEO of E-toro:
“At eToro, we are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity. We believe that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or any other characteristic. anyway, and we strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for all members of our community.
As a company, we are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all of our business practices. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is not only the right thing to do, it also leads to better outcomes and drives innovation.
We are committed to being a leader in diversity and inclusion and will continue to work to build a fairer and more inclusive society for all.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King Junior.”
ATERA Tel Aviv
“Days after the public outcry began over planned legislation by Israel’s new government, Atera is deeply concerned – but also hopeful.
The mere fact that this conversation – the one that legitimizes discrimination against others – is taking place concerns us. We are also concerned about all those who will be discriminated against because of this potentially partisan law, for no reason other than hatred.
That said, we remain hopeful as we come together as a community and industry to challenge this divisive legislation.
These last two days are a testament to the strength and resilience of our community and our determination to protect the values on which our company, and others in the industry, were built and are driven by.
We are proud to join our colleagues and other community members in fighting discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender and sexual orientation – in our workplace and everywhere else.
At Atera, we will not do business with, serve or hire people who support any form of racism or discrimination.
Natural Intelligence Israel
We support the rights of our employees, members of the LGBTQ community and everyone’s right to equality and a life free from discrimination or hatred based on gender, race or sexual orientation. We follow with great concern the latest publications about the potential damage to many populations in Israeli society and announce that we will continue to work for equality, tolerance and security for all. We will not tolerate speech that promotes discrimination, racism or LGBTQOphobia.
Our company supports the rights of our employees and all other individuals to be free from discrimination or hatred based on sex, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.
We are committed to continuing to support the LGBTQ community, women’s rights and including minorities in Israel in our activities.
We are alarmed by reports of policy initiatives aimed at harming minority populations in Israeli society and pledge to continue our efforts to ensure equality, tolerance and security for all individuals.
We support the right of our employees, customers and suppliers to live lives free of discrimination and hatred.