November 27, 2017

PHOTOS: Senator Harris CODEL Visit to Israel and the West Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris returned from a visit to Israel and the West Bank, where she met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, members of civil society, technologists, academics, students, and international organizations.

Harris traveled to Israel and the West Bank to express support for the Israeli and Palestinian people and governments, and to consider shifting regional security dynamics. She also visited some of the world’s foremost leaders in the technology and water sectors in Israel to explore existing bilateral partnerships in which California plays a leading role. As a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Harris examined Israel’s approach to cybersecurity and the unique nexus between the Israeli government, private sector, military, and academic institutions. She traveled to Beersheva in order to visit CyberSpark, the Israeli Advanced Technologies Park and Innovation Arena harnessing the remarkable potential of the Israeli tech sector and co-locating it with Ben-Gurion University, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and the Israeli government’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).

 

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Senator Harris speaks with Palestinian students and scholarship recipients at Al-Quds Bard College in Abu Dis, located in the West Bank

 

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Senator Harris at the Sorek Desalination Plant in Rishon Lezion, Israel

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Senator Harris visiting an Iron Dome missile defense battery in Israel

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Senator Harris with technology leaders at the CyberSpark Israeli Cyber Innovation Arena in Beersheva, Israel

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Senator Harris laying a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to victims of the Holocaust

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Senator Harris signing the guest book at Yad Vashem with her husband, Doug

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