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Gov. DeSantis to visit Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem as part of economic mission to Israel

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Posted at 9:53 AM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 15:28:27-04

PLANTATION, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced details on Tuesday of a major economic trip to Israel.

Speaking at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation, the governor said he'll travel to Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem from May 25 to 31 for a business development mission.

Gov. DeSantis will be joined by business, political, and academic leaders from Florida, and will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Israel-American business summit.

"Our delegation will bring business, academic and political leaders to help strengthen the bond between Florida and Israel," the governor said Tuesday.

He was joined Tuesday by Jamal Sowell, the President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, the state's economic development organization.

"Enterprise Florida looks forward to hosting this historic trade mission and expanding international trade opportunities with Israel," said Sowell.

Back in January, Gov. DeSantis visited Boca Raton and announced he's taking issue with Airbnb because it refuses to list Jewish homes in the West Bank.

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