Beverly Hills city has announced a formal partnership with Israel that will include an exchange of ideas and resources in the areas of water conservation and management, technology and cybersecurity, public health, emergency services, disaster preparedness, public safety, counter terrorism and art and culture.

“This partnership will allow us to further strengthen our commitment to Israel,” said Mayor Julian Gold. “Beverly Hills will greatly benefit from Israel’s leadership in many areas that are of great concern and interest to our community.”

“We look forward to working with the City of Beverly Hills to share best practices, ideas and solutions aimed at increasing water conservation and innovation as we face California’s drought as well as Israel’s water challenges,” said David Siegel, Consul General of Israel.

The partnership calls for information exchanges and the promotion of initiatives related to agreed-upon areas of mutual interest.  It also encourages the collaboration between educational and cultural institutions.
The agreement will go into effect with the signing of the declaration on Nov. 10, 2015 at a gala event featuring Maestro Zubin Mehta conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.