Photo: Alexi Rosenfeld
JFC-UIA was instrumental in organizing the Minister of Economy and Industry, Eli Cohen, to visit Canada and the US. On May 28, 2018 in Montreal, Israel's Eli Cohen signed a new free trade agreement with Canada's Minster Francois-Philippe Champagne.
Following his Canadian visit, Minister Eli Cohen and his delegation flew to New York to celebrate 70 years of Israeli innovation at the UN. The purpose of the event was to highlight to UN member states Israel's positive impact on the world through innovation.
This monumental event was hosted by Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, over 500 diplomats, business people and leaders of the Jewish community of North America. The Chairman of Israel Innovation Authority, Dr. Ami Applebuam, Head of the Foreign Trade Administration, Ohad Cohen, Adiv Baruch, Chairman of the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute and our own Yossi Tanuri were all in attendance.
At the event, there were two presentations on the global impact of Israeli innovation. Mr. Ron Midan, CEO of Netafim, presented his company's efforts to solve world hunger by providing clean water for drinking and agriculture. Dr. Daniel Gold, the head of Defense Research and Development Directorate in the Ministry of Defense and of the Iron Dome project, presented on Israeli innovation in the security world with a video demonstrating the sophisticated Iron Dome technology.
Earlier in the day, the Canadian delegation enjoyed a private lunch with Minister Cohen, Dr. Ami Appelbaum, Dr. Daniel Gold and Mr. Ron Midan.
As a national organization with connections throughout the world, JFC-UIA is able to offer unique events to its federations and their donors. We will continue to offer interesting and educational Jewish and Israel centric experiences that no one federation or donor would ordinarily have access to.
Attached please attached press release and photos from the event (if published please give credit to photographer as below).