Bilateral Trade (Israel)
Graham Evans (Weaver Vale, Conservative)
The hon. Gentleman makes a good point. I totally agree that we can work closer with Israel, and later in my speech, I will bring in some specific examples of medical advances in Israel and show how they have helped citizens in the United Kingdom.
Meeting some of the professors of science at the Weizmann Institute was most welcome and inspiring. Institutions such as the Weizmann, the Hebrew university of Jerusalem and the Haifa Technion are all rightly considered to stand alongside top institutions throughout the world, especially in the US and the United Kingdom, in terms of academic excellence. The energy and resourcefulness that I witnessed working for Indigo and at Weizmann and among the population in general explains how Israel has converted what was once a land of citrus groves and kibbutzim into a high-tech powerhouse. Israel is now a modern industrial state, producing some of the most advanced and sophisticated technology in the world.