Chief of Native American tribe to meet with Netanyahumeet with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday (Hat Tip: Sunlight).
Arriving today in the ancient city of peace Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and First Lady Mrs. Shelly are in Israel for a week to meet with dignitaries of the Knesset, Israel’s legislative body, and the Ministry of Agriculture as the president emphasizes pro-growth strategies for the Navajo Nation.
“We set on this mission to look at how Israel has advanced in growth in some of the same areas we face on the Navajo Nation,” said the president as he arrived in Tel Aviv earlier today. “We came to discuss how we can adapt new technology for the Navajo people.”
President Shelly will meet with the Christian Allies Caucus of the Israeli Knesset, which includes members from six of 13 political parties in Israel to bridge relations as herelates the need for a healthier agricultural climate. The caucus is chaired by David Rotem, who also serves as chair of the Knesset Committee for Law and Justice.
“Agriculture is a priority for us,” said President Shelly, “as we build a healthier Navajo Nation and opportunities for business development.” The president will visit Shikma, a 12,000 acre farm land in southern Israel, meet with Meir Yifrach, who leads the vegetable growers union as he learns more about Israel’s agro-business and technology of drip irrigation and fertilization known as Fertigation. Also in the president’s agenda is a meeting with Yoav Morag, the regional director for Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture.
President Shelly is scheduled to lay a wreath at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, a custom visiting heads of states do during in their visit in honoring Israel.More here.
I didn't see any mention of the green slush. Perhaps Shelly is trying to move the tribe out of the coal business and more into agriculture. In any event, if he is looking for agriculture technologies, he has come to the right place.