Recently, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the dedication for the Israeli Innovation Center at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation. The new center will provide more information on all of the people behind Israel’s innovations, as well as the many diverse fields.
“I remember the conversations that I had with Shimon. When he spoke about innovation and when he spoke about peace his eyes sparkled. He had a tremendous confidence in the youth of Israel and the genius of Israel. And I think it's important to understand that here's where we saw completely eye to eye.
“This event is the grand opening of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation. And the idea is that peace and innovation actually go together. Innovation is not merely an engine of progress, it is an engine of peace.
“Now I'm not speaking theoretically. Quite a few of the neighboring countries that are reaching out to Israel and normalizing relations with Israel which is a step towards peace because of innovation. They want our innovation not merely for security reasons, they want it for civilian reasons. They want it for water, they want it for health, they want it for IT, they want it for solar energy, they want it for everything.”