Israeli Officials Pay Call to Pa. Lt. Governor


Lt. Gov. Mike Stack held his first visit with an Israeli delegation at his office in Harrisburg.

State Lt. Gov. Mike Stack held his first meeting with Israeli officials when the directors of SIBAT, the international defense cooperation directorate of Israel’s Ministry of Defense, came to his office in Harrisburg on Feb. 26.

It was part of their schedule of meetings with national, state and local officials.

The confab with Stack helped get off the ground Gov. Tom Wolf’s announced plan to encourage stronger links with Israel through business ties and  high-tech exchange missions.

“We are happy to be in Pennsylvania today to establish a relationship and a dialogue with the heads of state defense/security forces,” stated Ori Bar Chaim, director, Europe & North America department, SIBAT.

He noted the availability of “a great deal of opportunities in Pennsylvania, and we look forward to seeing them come to fruition.”

“I look forward to seeing what the outcomes of this meeting will bring for both Israel and Pennsylvania,” said Yaron Sideman, the Consul General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region. “It has been proven that a robust business portfolio with Israel can strengthen local economies by providing jobs and increasing revenue.  It is truly a win-win for both Israel and Pennsylvania to explore advancement opportunities in these sectors.” 




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