JERUSALEM (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick has met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top political leaders as he continues a trade mission aimed at strengthening economic ties between Massachusetts and Israel.

The governor’s office said Patrick and members of his delegation visited with Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday. He also met with Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Avalon and Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor, as well Tzipi Livni, chair of the opposition Kadima Party.

Patrick said in a statement that he brought a message of “collaboration, friendship and steadfast support” for the State of Israel. He also said Massachusetts and Israel are both committed to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Earlier in the day, Patrick met in Haifa with Mayor Yona Yahav and students at Haifa University.

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Comments (6)
  1. Cynic says:

    OK Isreal…We’ll trade you DUHval for two Camels and a Tent.

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  2. DStein says:

    Instead of wasting time in Israel, this size of a postage stamp, why doesn’t the Obama mini me spend time opening opportunities in China where there’s some REAL potential for Massachusetts companies?

  3. 4Yahshua says:

    Thank you Gov. Patrick for doing what the Bible says to do. Bless Israel and the Jewish people.

  4. Adam Trotter says:

    The Governor needs to go to Israel to create jobs here in Mass.? How many other individuals are on this apparent boondoggle to Israel at taxpayer expense? He couldn’t just hold these meetings via the internet, huh? He could just call me on the phone and I could tell him how to create alot of jobs here in Mass.! What is the Governor’s and friend’s next stop on his never-ending trip-around-the-world on the taxpayers’ dollar? Well, on the other hand, at least Governor Patrick didn’t just disappear like the jerk in Vermont.

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