Israel Desks - February 2020 Edition

13 Long considered the holy grail for Israeli companies and entrepreneurs, despite global economic challenges and geopolitical uncertainty, there are even more commercial promising initiatives from the U.S. that bode well for Israel in 2020 and beyond. “There are a number of states that have really increased their efforts and engagement with Israel,” points out Jeremy Lustman, P artner in the Washington DC office of global law firm, DLA Piper . “Most recently, Arizona created an office on the ground and hired a team that will certainly have an impact. David Yaari , Director General, Arizona‑Israel Trade & Investment Office added: “Outside of its three trade offices in Mexico, Arizona recently opened its first international trade and investment office in Tel Aviv, Israel. This represents a major investment for Arizona, the Startup State as it recognizes the synergies and opportunities for trade and collaboration with the Start- Up Nation. For Arizona, the initial sector focus is on Aerospace and Defense, Mobility, Fintech, Digital Health and Cleantech, Agritech and water.” In photo: (from L-R) David Yaari, Arizona Israel Trade Office CEO, Representative Tony Rivero, Arizona House of Representatives, Member of Knesset Izhar Shay, Adiv Baruch, Chairman of the Israel Export Institute United States: Growing Slice Of the American Pie