THE LOUNGE

Jerusalem Post - - BUSINESS & FINANCE - Michal Galant Trans­lated by Han­nah Hochner.

1. Suchard

Men­tal­ist Lior Suchard re­cently re­turned from the US where he ap­peared at the International En­ergy Con­fer­ence held at the Tesla Motors Fac­tory in Palo Alto, Cal­i­for­nia. Suchard posted a pic­ture of him­self with Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX whose for­tune is es­ti­mated at $12.2 bil­lion.

2. HIT

Last Wed­nes­day, at the new Toto Sports Arena in Holon, the Holon In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (HIT) held its grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony for bach­e­lor and mas­ter de­gree stu­dents. HIT Pres­i­dent Pro­fes­sor Ed­uard Yakubov and HIT Chair­man of the Board of Trustees Pini Co­hen, who contributed NIS 180,000 ear­marked for break­through projects, and HIT Chair­man of the Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee Zvi Tropp awarded for­mer pres­i­dent Shi­mon Peres with a life­time achieve­ment award and hon­orary de­grees to Bank Hapoalim Chair­man Yair Ser­oussi and Or­mat founder Ye­hu­dit (Dita) Bron­icki.

3. IDC Her­zliya

Last Thurs­day, IDC Her­zliya awarded hon­orary de­grees to a num­ber of out­stand­ing in­di­vid­u­als for their gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tions in Is­rael and through­out the world. The awards were handed out by pres­i­dent and founder of IDC Prof. Uriel Re­ich­man and IDC Chair­man of the Board Oudi Re­ca­nati. Among the re­cip­i­ents were Adi Alt­shuler, Ye­hu­dit and Avi Tiomkin, Prof. Dov Pekel­man, and Prof. Jur­gen Ruttgers. Fol­low­ing the cer­e­mony, the Friends of IDF held their an­nual fes­tive gala dinner.

4. Sheetrit nup­tials

Last Thurs­day, Busi­ness­woman Ruth Sheetrit and her hus­band for­mer min­is­ter Meir Sheetrit, mar­ried off their daugh­ter Naama to her fi­ancé Adam Goshen. Ha­vat Ronit, where the cer­e­mony took place, was cov­ered with gor­geous flower ar­range­ments and unique light­ing. Among the peo­ple spot­ted at the nup­tials were Irina Nev­zlin and Knes­set Speaker Yuli Edel­stein, who will be get­ting mar­ried at the same lo­ca­tion next week, Os­nat and Yaakov Peri, Michal and Isaac Her­zog, Sarah and Moshe Elalouf, Eve­lyne and Pierre Bes­nainou, Benny Arad and Yafit Green­berg, Elisheva and Roni Milo, Yoav and Clau­dine Galant, and Miki and Michal Zeller­mayer.

5. Top brass wed­ding

Last Thurs­day, Roey, the son of Friends of the IDF Na­tional Di­rec­tor and CEO Maj.Gen. (res.) Meir Klifi-Amir and his wife Gen. (res.) Gila Klifi, mar­ried his fi­ancé Lee, the daugh­ter of Chagit and Gary Field­man who made aliya from Scot­land just two months ago. Many of the guests were Is­raeli de­fense of­fi­cials who had served along­side the Klifi cou­ple over the years. At­tend­ing in­cluded for­mer de­fense min­is­ter Shaul Mo­faz, for­mer de­fense min­is­ter Moshe Bo­gie Ya’alon, and for­mer IDF chiefs of staff Gabi Ashke­nazi and Benny Gantz, Maj. Gen. Orna Bar­bivai, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yitzhak Ger­shon, Yis­rael Ziv, Ayesh Yaakov, Avi Mizrachi, and FIDF chair­man emer­i­tus Arthur Stark.

(Yanai Rubaja)

1. LIOR SUCHARD (left) and Elon Musk. (Cour­tesy) • 2. FROM LEFT, Zvi Tropp, Pini Co­hen, Ye­hu­dit Bron­icki, Ed­uard Yakubov and Yair Ser­oussi. (Cour­tesy) 3. FROM LEFT, Uriel Re­ich­man, Ye­hu­dit and Avi Tiomkin and Oudi Re­ca­nati. (Adi Co­hen Tzadok). • 4. FROM LEFT, Adam Goshen, his bride Naama Sheetrit, her fa­ther, for­mer min­is­ter Meir Sheetrit and a wed­ding guest. (Cour­tesy) 5. FROM LEFT, Yitzhak Ger­shon, Shaul Mo­faz, Yis­rael Ziv, Gila Klifi, Benny Gantz, Ayesh Yaakov and Meir Klifi-Amir.

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