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Herzog lays out vision of ‘Renewable Middle East’ at Davos

Speaking to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Isaac Herzog lays out a taste of his vision for what he terms a “Renewable Middle East.”

“Together, we can shape not only a new Middle East, but a Renewable Middle East: a new regional alliance for a stable and sustainable future. A Middle East that thrives as a global hub of sustainable solutions in food, water and health; that serves as a source of energy, mostly solar, to Europe, Asia and Africa,” he says.

He describes it as “a region that is not only new, in the sense of different, but is sustained by its own positive momentum, developing collaborative defense systems, joint infrastructure, and shared technologies for improving the world.”

Israel’s President Isaac Herzog addresses the assembly during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, on May 25, 2022. (Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Herzog also warns against the rise of online incitement and antisemitism, citing conspiracy theories that have blamed the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on the Jews.

“There is always someone blaming the Jewish people,” Herzog says.

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