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Bibi'd Tech Tour

  • By : Brian Bush
  • March 7, 2014
  • 11:56 am

Hello Friends,

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has certainly been enjoying his trip to America.

After his meeting with US President Barak Obama and speech to Israel's powerful lobby in Washington DC, Mr. Netanyahu held a series of meetings in Silicon Valley in order to promote investments in the Israeli technology industry.

Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Apple CEO Tim Cook and other corporate leaders, and was briefed on Apple's activities in Israel, which have significantly expanded since their inception approximately two-and-a-half years ago.

The Prime Minister invited Mr. Cook to visit Israel and proposed that Apple begin activity at Israel's national cyber park in Be'er Sheva.

Mr. Netanyahu also met with WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton and discussed cyber protection technologies that have been developed in Israel.

Also Netanyahu signed a strategic partnership agreement with California Governor Jerry Brown, Jr. to promote economic relations between Israel and California.

Flextronics CEO Mike McNamara and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki were among the corporate leaders attending the meeting.

And then it was off to tinsel town where Bibi rubbed shoulders with some of Hollywood's most influential Producers, Directors, and stars as he enjoyed the relaxed environment of Los Angeles.

I hope he has enjoyed his time, because back home are immense diplomatic and domestic challenges waiting for him.

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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