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Newton Mayor Joining Governor on Trade Mission to Israel, UAE

Gov. Deval Patrick said there has been a 65 percent increase in the number of Israeli companies that do business with Massachusetts since he visited the country in 2011.

Setti Warren. File photo.
Setti Warren. File photo.

Newton Mayor Setti Warren will join Gov. Deval Patrick on a trade mission to Israel and the the United Arab Emirates later this month.

The Boston Herald reported Patrick is calling the trip an "innovation mission" to expand business opportunities. The governor also visited Israel in 2011.

Along with Warren, Boston City Hall Economic Development Chief John Barros, Cabinet members, and other officials will join Patrick on the trip.

Patrick told the Herald there has been a 65 percent increase in the number of Israeli companies that do business in the state since he visited the country in 2011.

jordan lewis ring May 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM
SETTI WARREN ON MISSION FOR----SETTI WARREN! it appears that as the democratic folks outside of newton REJECTED setti warren...in the democratic primary... on information the position at the Department of State IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS sought by setti warren sponsored by failed potus candidate and no friend of israel, john kerry, was REJECTED BY THE SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE WH APPOINTMENT STAFF, as newton schools head south from north, as the infra structure crumbles, as the pension nightmare of newton worsens, setti warren, back from viewing the stoning of woman country of saudi, fully paid by taxpayers, is on another FULLY PAID VACATION 'ON PAID FROM YOUR WALLETS'...again this time with the failed disgraced deval who child protection, probation, state crime lab scandals, linger....SETTI WARREN WILL NOT BE APPOINTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE FOR THE SAME REASON AFTER 5 YEARS OF LAW SCHOOL ON THE TAXPAYER ACCOUNT SETTI WARREN DID NOT PASS THE MA BAR... when those outside of newton vet setti warren and they will again....the REJECTED stamp will come out again......why? setti warren is just an illusion except as a defendant in the federal civil courts that has cost the city law department mega expenses with more to come....all this on first class flights paid for by you, while mom and dad figure the family budget that might support their vacation to the Franklin Park Zoo....wake up newton!..at long last...awake! unp
Choo Choo May 18, 2014 at 12:19 AM
Check http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/187412.pdf for a listing of the amount of US going to Israel. Maybe it's about time Mass got some of that in return.
Robert L. Cerra May 18, 2014 at 04:12 PM
I like Setti Warren, I voted for him because of his honesty and competency. He is accompanying a Governor who continuously displays his incompetency. Setti should call his trade mission/trip just what it is - a political Junkett, with little or no value to the city of Newton.

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