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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey brings economic trade mission to Israel

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is in Israel this week on a five-day trade mission with a delegation from Arizona focused on business development, water technology and border security. The delegation includes Danny Seiden, the head of Arizona’s Chamber of Commerce, and Sandra Wilson, the president & CEO of Arizona Commerce Authority.

While the trip is geared towards increasing trade and investment between Israel and Arizona, the governor also had the opportunity to visit some key religious, historical and cultural sites, including the Western Wall, The Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, Menachem Begin Heritage Center, and City of David excavations. Ducey’s visit to the burial site of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca and Leah in Hebron following recent visits to Judaism’s second holiest site by Former Vice-President Mike Pence and Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

During his stop in Hebron, Ducey told JNS “It’s great to be back in Israel.” Arizona, he said, has a “wonderful” relationship with the Jewish state. “In the first year of my administration [2015] we came here and learned a lot about water and border security, about building a start-up state, and we have tried to apply that to Arizona. So this is an economic mission that we are on. We are in search of solutions to future water issues and Israel is always cutting-edge.”

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