Governor Ron DeSantis today highlighted his business development mission to Israel, which took place from May 25-31. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Leads Historic Business Development Mission to Israel with Florida Delegation
Building on Florida’s once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform Florida’s economy into a global hub for trade, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce and the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) promoting greater cooperation, strategic partnerships, and trade and investment between Israel and Florida. [Read more…] about Florida Chamber of Commerce Signs MOU With Israeli Chambers of Commerce to Strengthen Trade and Investment Partnerships Between Florida and Israel
Addition Would Allow Travelers From Israel To Gain Expedited Entry To The U.S.
U.S. Representatives Brian Mast (FL-18) and Grace Meng (NY-6) today sent a bipartisan letter with 73 other Members of Congress to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan urging him to expand the Global Entry Program to Israel. [Read more…] about Mast, Meng Urge DHS To Add Israel To Global Entry Program
Mast Volunteered Alongside The Israel Defense Forces Prior To Serving In Congress
U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18), who volunteered alongside the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) following his U.S. military service, and U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-30) today introduced a bipartisan resolution reaffirming support for collaboration among United States nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), including faith-based organizations, and the IDF to deliver humanitarian assistance to Syrians, such as through “Operation Good Neighbor.” [Read more…] about Mast, Sherman Introduce Resolution Supporting Israel’s Humanitarian Aid Efforts in Syria
Florida Will Increase Israel Bonds Investment
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis visited Boca Raton this afternoon to make another commitment to the steadfast relationship with Israel by pledging to invest an additional $10 million in Israel bonds in 2019. [Read more…] about CFO Jimmy Patronis: Unprecedented Economic Investment in Israel
The Florida Cabinet today accepted the State Board of Administration’s recommendation of placing Airbnb on the Scrutinized Companies List. Please see the below statement from Governor Ron DeSantis on this decision: [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis’ Statement on Cabinet Decision Placing Airbnb on Scrutinized Companies List
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released the following statement on the adoption of the Florida Cabinet’s resolution today proclaiming Jerusalem as the eternal and undivided capital of Israel. [Read more…] about CFO Jimmy Patronis: Florida Stands United with Israel
Yesterday, surrounded by a group of bipartisan legislators and faith leaders, Governor Ron DeSantis announced several actions his administration is taking to affirm Florida’s steadfast support of the State of Israel. [Read more…] about ICYMI: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Actions to Affirm Florida’s Support of Israel
“Gov. Scott Visits Israel for the Opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem”
WFTX-FTM (FOX)– Fort Myers, FL
May 15, 2018
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Ahead of his planned visit to Israel, Gov. Scott proclaimed Monday as Florida’s Celebration of Israel’s 70th Independence Day, recognizing the close relationship between Israel and Florida. To read the proclamation, click HERE.
As announced on May 4, Governor Rick Scott will travel to Israel for the May 14 opening of the new United States Embassy in Jerusalem. The trip will mark the Governor’s third official visit to Israel. The most recent visit was in December 2017 where the Governor expressed his full support of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. To view video of the Governor at the Western Wall expressing his support, click HERE.
On Sunday, May 13, Governor Scott will attend a dinner with the Friends of Zion Museum honoring the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
On Monday, May 14, Governor Scott will attend the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Before the opening, Governor Scott will attend a breakfast hosted by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. A more detailed schedule will be released soon.