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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown and Israel PM Netanyahu sign agreement expanding California partnership with Israel on economic development and trade, Netanyahu says 'California doesn't need to have a water problem,' cites Israel use of drip irrigation and desalination-AP

3/5/14, "Netanyahu, Gov. Brown Sign Pro-Business Pact," AP via losangeles.cbslocal.com

3/5/14, Gov. Brown and PM Netanyahu
"During a meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, the two emphasized their joint interests in cybersecurity, energy sources and water conservation, and suggested Israel — an arid country with a growing population — might be able to help California cope with its ongoing drought.
 
California doesn’t need to have a water problem,” Netanyahu said. “Israel has no water problems because we are the number one recyclers of waste water, we stop water leaks, we use drip irrigation and desalination.” 
 
Brown said he would welcome their ideas. “Israel has demonstrated how efficient a country can be, and there is a great opportunity for collaboration,” Brown said....

This is the first California visit from an Israeli prime minister since 2006, and Netanyahu planned stops at Stanford University, Apple Inc. in Cupertino, as well as a meeting with WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum, a Jewish Ukrainian immigrant who sold his company to Facebook Inc. for $19 billion last month."...

Image: "Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and California Gov. Jerry Brown (2nd L) sign a pact to strengthen economic and research ties between California and Israel at the Computer History Museum on March 5, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a historic agreement that expands California’s partnership with Israel on economic development, research and trade. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)"


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