Israel, California partner on green tech

More than 130 business executives, investors and political leaders from Israel and California gathered in Tel Aviv this week for the kickoff celebration of the new Israel-California Green-Tech Partnership.

The event took place Oct. 14 at Google Israel headquarters. Among the attendees was state Assembly member Richard Bloom.

The partnership, which will focus largely on the California water crisis and clean-tech innovation, evolved out of the 2014 memorandum of understanding signed by Gov. Jerry Brown and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The MOU is intended to foster scientific and business collaboration between Israel and California.