DCI/Israel Bonds

Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds - a FINRA-member broker dealer that underwrites securities issued by the State of Israel in the United States - ranks among Israel’s most valued economic and strategic resources, with a record of proven success spanning nearly seven decades. Praised for its dependability, the Bonds organization has helped build every sector of Israel’s economy.

Advocating investment and pride in Israel through the sale of Israel bonds is global in scope. Worldwide sales have surpassed $44 billion since the first bonds were issued in 1951. In 2019, annual sales of Israel bonds in the United States exceeded $1 billion, the seventh consecutive year investments eclipsed the $1 billion mark.

As countries grapple with economic repercussions from the coronavirus pandemic, Israel remains well-positioned to stabilize its economy. According to an April 23, 2020 assessment from global ratings agency Fitch*, “We project a rebound in 2021, with GDP growing by 5%.” In observing that “features of public debt are largely favorable,” Fitch cited, among other factors, “an active Diaspora bond program (Israel Bonds)” in affirming its long-term foreign currency issuer default rating at 'A+' with an outlook of ‘stable.’ The Bonds legacy of partnership was recently reiterated through its commitment to the Finance Ministry to help strengthen the economy in this challenging time.

Additionally, while many economies are being downgraded, Moody’s* expressed confidence in Israel by affirming the nation’s 'A1' rating, revising the outlook to 'stable,' and referencing “exceptional access to external funding,” which includes Israel bonds, in an April 24, 2020 assessment. The credit rating agency stated, "The affirmation of the A1 rating reflects Israel's robust medium-term growth potential, strong external position and highly credible institutions, which Moody's expects will help its credit profile to withstand the impact of the severe but temporary crisis arising from the coronavirus outbreak." Moody’s observed, “Israel's economy has demonstrated resilience to a range of domestic and external shocks, supported by its highly competitive tech sector which benefits from the country's strong capacity for innovation, while the start of production from the Leviathan gas fields at the end of 2019 will, over time, further enhance the country's already favorable external position.”

Proceeds from the sale of Israel bonds have played a decisive role in Israel’s rapid evolution into a groundbreaking global leader in innovation and technology, and pioneer of the environmental revolution. 

(*Israel bonds are not rated).