“Illinois to Israel News Update” is a video project about the strong & ongoing relationship between the State of Illinois and Israel! In this first episode, we highlight several recent stories about the Illinois-Israel partnership.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed an agreement with the Israeli Minister of Economy Eli Cohen to strengthen technology partnerships. Microsoft has joined a research program on game theory, programming languages, and security which includes faculty from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and others. Finally, Deputy Consul General Itay Milner of the Chicago Israeli Consulate met recently with startup incubator ‘1871’ in downtown Chicago to prepare Tel Aviv companies for the U.S. market.

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