President Biden and Prime Minister Lapid launched the U.S.-Israel Strategic High-Level Dialogue on Technology in July to establish a partnership on critical and emerging technologies to bring the cooperation between the countries to new heights. On September 28, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Israeli National Security Advisor Dr. Eyal Hulata led the first meeting of the Dialogue in Washington, DC.
The U.S.-Israel technological partnership has never been stronger, and senior representatives from the White House National Security Council, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Science Foundation held discussions with senior representatives from the Israel National Security Council, the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and Industry, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Finance and the Embassy of Israel in the United States to expand our technological partnership to address global challenges and protect and promote our innovation ecosystems in line with our national interests, democratic principles, and human rights.
To further our partnership, the United States and Israel decided to establish focused working groups to advance cooperation, utilizing existing collaboration mechanisms or creating new bilateral avenues on an as-needed basis. The United States and Israel look forward to reviewing progress on cooperation at the next meeting of the Dialogue in Israel in 2023.
The United States and Israel took note of the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Presidium of Israeli Employers and Businesses to accelerate private sector cooperation.
- The United States and Israel intend to work together to accelerate technology development for climate change, including on:
- Clean and renewable hydrogen and solar based energy: Support research and development on hydrogen production, delivery, infrastructure, storage, fuel cells, and multiple end uses across transportation, industrial, and stationary power applications to support large-scale commercial hydrogen deployment projects.
- Food security: Increase access to safe, affordable, and healthy food for all by advancing the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate through encouraging increased investment in and deployment of climate-smart agricultural technologies.
- Prediction of extreme local weather …….