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  Dutch delegation with Ambassador Caspar Veldkamp and the economic section at the Dutch embassy in Tel Aviv. Photographer: Kobi Wolf.

Dutch companies and government representatives attend the Eilat Eilot Conference taking place in Eilat from 27-29 November. Among the representatives are TNO, one of the leading technology research organisations in The Netherlands and DSM, a global leading science-based company, represented by its VP Open Innovation, Rob Kirschbaum, who will be speaking at the conference.

Ambassador Caspar Veldkamp said: 
“The Netherlands aims to strengthen its current position in the top-5 of most competitive economies worldwide. Our recently assigned government sees renewable energy, especially the bio based economy, as one of the pillars for making this happen. Teaming up in the clean tech field with other leaders, like Israel, is an essential ingredient for sustainable growth. That's why we are very proud that Dutch innovative companies, such as TNO and DSM, are actively taking part in the renewable energy conference in Eilat.”

The Israel Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency completed the first phase of the development of the David’s Sling Weapon System, by conducting a successful interception test.

This test included for the first time a successful interception by the Stunner Missile of the DSWS. The test was conducted by Rafael Advanced Defense systems at a test range in the southern part of Israel.

The DSWS is designed to provide an additional layer of defense against ballistic missiles by adding additional opportunities for interception to the joint U.S.-Israel Arrow Weapon System, resulting in an improvement in the State of Israel’s defense architecture against missile threats.

The prime contractor for the integration and development of the David’s Sling Weapon System is Rafael, in conjunction with Raytheon. The system radar is being developed by ELTA Industries and the Battle Management Center by Elbit Systems.

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 The President of the State of Israel, President Shimon Peres, delivered remarks at the Homeland Security Conference (HLS), the second international conference for homeland security which took place in Tel Aviv. At the conference President Peres said, "As someone who was part of founding Israel's defense industries I am delighted to see the innovative technological developments which are leading the world in homeland security. I am proud of my people; we are a nation with creativity and wisdom, courage and chutzpah."
President Peres addressed the situation on Israel's borders. Regarding the situation in southern Israel the president said, "We are taking it very seriously. We will do what we can to lower the flames as much as possible but we will keep our people safe. We will ensure that Israeli mothers can get a quiet and safe night's sleep with their children, that is a basic human right. If the message becomes that you can shoot and still be paid it will be a catastrophe for everybody and that's what his happening. If the Emir of Qatar wants to give donations he can give as much as he wants but what would he do if someone was shooting at Doha. It's a scandal. We call on all the people who provide money to make a clear condition, you shoot then you won't get paid. The people who govern Gaza made decide if they want to fire or if they want peace, we cannot permit double standards. "