Governor of New Jersey meets with PM Netanyahu, visits Yad Vashem
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with New Jersey Governor Philip Dunton Murphy at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem. The two discussed ways to deepen cooperation and encourage continued economic development by focusing on encouraging investments in innovation in Israel and New Jersey.
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Gov. Murphy’s visit is being held in the framework of his first commercial mission, which arrived in Israel in order to strengthen economic, commercial and technological ties between the State of Israel and New Jersey. Israel-New Jersey trade is approximately $1 billion annually.
Gov. Murphy visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem as part of his official visit to Israel. Following his visit to the museum, he planted a tree in honor of President John F. Kennedy at Yad Kennedy.
The 60-foot high memorial is shaped like the stump of a felled tree, symbolizing a life cut short.