'This is a big day for Israel'
By GIL HOFFMAN, JPOST STAFF AND AP
PM speaks of his delight after OECD accepts Israel into its ranks.
Uri Gutman, the Foreign Ministry's director of the OECD accession process, said Israel was now a "member of a prestigious organization, but also an organization that has some credibility and influence on the world economy."
Speaking to Army Radio after the vote, Steinitz hailed the decision to accept Israel into the "most respectable socioeconomic club" as being of “immense importance,” saying it had both economic and political value.