FILE - In this Wednesday, April 21, 2010 photo, Governor of the Central Bank of Israel, Stanley Fischer, holds a press conference in Jerusalem. Fischer says the country has weathered the global economic meltdown and has raised his forecast for growth this year. Fischer said he expects the economy to grow 3.7 percent this year. That's up from a 3.5 percent forecast issued in July. He also predicted a drop in unemployment. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 21, 2010 photo, Governor of the Central Bank of Israel, Stanley Fischer, holds a press conference in Jerusalem. Fischer says the country has weathered the global economic meltdown and has raised his forecast for growth this year. Fischer said he expects the economy to grow 3.7 percent this year. That's up from a 3.5 percent forecast issued in July. He also predicted a drop in unemployment. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 21, 2010 photo, Governor of the Central Bank of Israel, Stanley Fischer, holds a press conference in Jerusalem. Fischer says the country has weathered the global economic meltdown and has raised his forecast for growth this year. Fischer said he expects the economy to grow 3.7 percent this year. That's up from a 3.5 percent forecast issued in July. He also predicted a drop in unemployment. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
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