The mission was initiated by B’nai B’rith Argentina that has maintained a long relationship with the company through its extensive corporate responsibility programs.
B’nai B’rith Argentina Treasurer David Petliuk and Development Director Sergio Skliavski joined the group of nine corporate executives for the mission. The intensive program planned and implemented by the World Center included meetings with twelve Israeli security-oriented high-tech companies coordinated by the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute.
Site visits were also made to leading Israeli defense and security firms: Magal Security Systems, Elbit Systems and Aeronautics Defense Systems. The group also visited major security-sensitive sites such as the Separation Barrier, Ben Gurion Airport, Ashdod Maritime Port, Bank Leumi’s security headquarters and the Israel Police’s “Mabat 2000” Jerusalem Old City surveillance center to get a sense of how Israel copes with varied security challenges.
While in the country, the group visited the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, toured the border with Lebanon with IDF commanders and view the strategic importance of the Samaria mountain range.
The ten-day program included in-depth visits to historic and national sites including Jerusalem’s Old City, Caesarea, Old Jaffa, Nazareth, Golan Heights, Bethlehem, Israel Museum, Knesset and Yad Vashem.