Gov. Corbett Writes to Netanyahu Concerning Consulate Closing


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett wrote to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express his steadfast support for maintaining the Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia.

The Honorable Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister
3 Kaplan Street, Hakirya
Jerusalem, 91950
Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu:
I am writing to express my unequivocal support for maintaining the Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Consulate has been an important resource for American and Israeli citizens throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and I am convinced that its closure would be detrimental to the numerous Pennsylvanian and Israeli businesses which utilize the Philadelphia Consulate’s services.
Our Commonwealth is home to a robust life-sciences industry and a blossoming energy sector, and the Greater Philadelphia region is particularly important to the United States’ trade with Israel. With a large portion of Israeli exports to the United States passing through the Philadelphia region, I believe that maintaining the services of the Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia is important to both Israeli and Pennsylvania businesses, and I encourage the Israeli Foreign services to preserve this vital service.
Thank you for considering this request; please feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance to you in this matter.
Tom Corbett


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