Much of the talk around President Trump’s meeting this week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House surrounds the political and security relationship between the two countries. That is important. But it is only part of the story. Despite having a tiny population of eight million people, Israel is playing a crucial role in helping to power the U.S. economy for the next generation.

It is no exaggeration to say that the U.S.-Israel economic and commercial relationship is transforming the economies of both countries, creating a virtual circle of productivity and growth. And what is behind this? In one word: innovation.

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