I commend the South Carolina-Israel Collaboration and sponsors The Intertech Group, Inc., and the Medical University of South Carolina for their efforts to tighten economic ties and stimulate business and research partnerships between companies and universities in South Carolina and Israel. Among other things, this is very advantageous to our state’s economy.

It is especially commendable because it is taking place at the same time our country is very ill-advisedly lifting sanctions on Iran, an avowed enemy of Israel. Also, the European Union is requiring Israeli products to be labeled, discouraging consumers from purchasing their products. This is very disturbing in the face of increased anti-Semitism. Under these circumstances, anything we can do to stand with Israel should be applauded.

B. J. Angelos

Highway 162