Breakout Track 3: The Israeli Ethos: Contributing to the World, Responding to Crisis, & Saving Lives
In 1964, when President Lyndon Johnson welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol to the White House, he recognized that Israel and the United States “share many common objectives…chief of which is the building of a better world, a world in which every nation can develop its resources and develop them in freedom and in peace.” How has this spirit manifested itself in Israel’s interactions with other countries? Why is Israel ready – often within a few hours – to assist other nations in times of crisis, to save as many lives as possible? What are the United States and other nations learning from Israeli expertise, in areas ranging from innovation to agriculture? Our commentators discuss Israel’s commitment to creating a better world.