Indiana Governor Mike Pence led a trade mission to Israel December 29 – 31, 2014.
During his visit, he addressed the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce. Highlights from his speech include:
* Freedom has enabled your entrepreneurs to apply groundbreaking advances in technology and innovation to fields ranging from agriculture, medicine, biotechnology, communications and civilian defense. Israel has shown the world how to turn scarcity into plenty, sickness into health and how to “make her wastelands like a garden.”
* As I told Prime Minister Netanyahu yesterday, Israel is not merely an important ally. From my vantage point on the foreign affairs committee during my years in the United States House of Representatives and now as a governor from the heart of the heartland I say with conviction: Israel is not merely our strongest ally in the Middle East. Israel is our most cherished ally and a beacon of hope in a troubled region of the world.