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“For more than 30 years, New Jersey’s sister-state partnership with Israel has greatly benefited all of our people. We are proud to serve as the North American home for a growing number of Israeli companies and Israel’s entrepreneurial spirit and start-up culture is closely aligned with our efforts to build New Jersey’s innovation economy. And the partnerships established between Rutgers University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and New Jersey City University with leading academic institutions in Israel will surely open more eyes to the promise of tomorrow. One of the driving forces behind this progress has been the New Jersey-Israel Commission, which has meaningfully deepened our cultural, educational, and economic partnerships. These are just a few of the many reasons why I chose to visit Israel in my first international trade mission as Governor, and they are why I remain committed to deepening this vital relationship.”

In the photo –  Governor Murphy shakes hands with Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Sheba Medical Center, during a ceremony in Jersey City, New Jersey on October 22, 2021. It followed an announcement that Sheba, based in Tel HaShomer, Israel, will become the first international tenant at an upcoming facility Liberty Science Center and create a futuristic hospital simulation space.