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September 12, 2016

The Washington Post and Baltimore Sun Highlight U.S. Trade Mission to Israel


The Washington Post’s “Hogan plans trade mission to see Israeli start-ups? (Sept. 8, 2016) provided readers with a look at how Maryland is seeking to learn from the Jewish state’s culture of business innovation.

The article, by Post reporter Josh Hicks, noted that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan “plans to embark on a seven-day trade mission to Israel this month with several members of his cabinet and leaders from the state’s business, academic and Jewish communities.?

According to The Post, the trip—slated to depart on September 19—will “focus on Israel’s robust culture and strong presence in the high-tech fields of cybersecurity, technology and the sciences.?

The governor and those accompanying him will visit Tel Aviv, Beersheba and Jerusalem.

The Washington Post was not the only paper to detail Hogan’s trip. The Baltimore Sun (“Hogan plans to lead Israel trade mission this month,? Sept. 8 2016) also covered the story.

Close ties between Maryland and Israel have long existed. More than 20 Israeli companies have offices in Maryland, both papers reported. Additionally, as Hicks pointed out, “every governor of the state has visited the country for trade missions for at least the past 25 years.?

As CAMERA has noted (see, for example “Israel Aids California’s Water Conservation,? May 8, 2016), Israeli innovations have helped other U.S. states. Israel’s medical, technological and scientific developments have enabled the Jewish state to punch above its weight. For example, as a May 15, 2016 Washington Post story documented (“Cyber-city rises from the desert?), Israel has pioneered cooperation between academia, the government and private companies in the realm of cybersecurity.

Major U.S. news media coverage of Israel is often fixated on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and related issues. In their articles, The Post and The Sun illustrated that Israel’s story is every bit as much about cooperation and innovation.

Posted by SD at September 12, 2016 03:41 PM


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