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Israel Bonds Participates in Prestigious Israeli Innovation Center Opening

On October 24 and 25, Israel Bonds, represented by President & CEO Israel Maimon and National Marketing & Communications Director James Galfund, proudly participated in the opening of the Israeli Innovation Center, located in the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation in Jaffa.

Participants from around the world gather for the opening of the Israeli Innovation Center

Peres Center Board of Directors Chairman Chemi Peres explained to Galfund that “Israel was established by dreams and built by brainpower. This is the beginning of a new era, and the continuation of my father’s legacy.” 

An immersive virtual reality experience offers an exciting preview of the not-too-distant future

A digital display highlights over a century of Israeli innovation

Day 2 featured a technology summit under the auspices of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who observed, “Shimon Peres had tremendous confidence in the genius of Israel,” emphasizing, “The future belongs to those who innovate.”

The mission statement for Start-Up Nation 

People’s Republic of China Vice President Wang Qishan praised Israel as “a renowned country of innovation.” He added that cooperation between Israel and China “will deliver more benefits to our two peoples and people around the world.”

Peres Center Chairman Chemi Peres, People’s Republic of China Vice President
Wang Qishan and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stand before a 3D image of the
Israeli Innovation Center 

The summit featured an all-star lineup of tech leaders, all of whom were effusive in their praise for Israeli tech.  Former Google CEO and chairman Eric Schmidt said, “There is no better concentration of talent than in Israel.” It was a sentiment shared by Alibaba Group co-founder and executive chairman Jack Ma, who declared, “The Israeli people proved one thing: if you have brains and heart, you can make anything possible.”

In reflecting on Israel’s rapid advances, Facebook Vice President David Marcus stated, “Israel is a source of inspiration because it redefines what is possible in just one generation.”

The summit shares a hopeful vision for the future 

Israel Maimon, who as government secretary worked with the late president, said, “Shimon Peres was a visionary, and this extraordinary center is a tribute to his limitless faith in Israel and its ability to better lives around the globe.” 

(Photos: James S. Galfund)