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Gov. Ricketts Meets with Consul General of Israel

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Gov. Ricketts Meets with Consul General of Israel



Gov. Ricketts meets with Consul General of Israel, Aviv Ezra.



LINCOLN – On Wednesday, Governor Pete Ricketts met with Aviv Ezra, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest.  Together, they discussed opportunities to extend the fruitful economic partnership between Nebraska and the State of Israel.


In November 2016 at the Governor’s request, Lt. Governor Mike Foley traveled to Israel to celebrate the reopening of the U.S. beef market and to welcome beef from Hastings, Nebraska into Israel.  The net value of Nebraska’s exports to Israel totaled just under $40 million in 2017.