Israeli engineers are surveying buildings in the Mexican capital to determine whether they are safe, while others in the delegation continue searching through the rubble, still hoping to find survivors.
By Yoav Zitun, Itamar Eichner
The IDF delegation to Mexico City on Saturday continued searching through the wreckage caused by the deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake that devastated the country earlier this week, though at this point the chances of finding survivors are said to be very small.Because of the bleak assessments, the Israeli delegation—after consultations with the Mexican, American and Japanese rescue teams also operating in the city—gave up its surgical search methods over the last two days in favor of more massive, large-scale efforts. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Home Front Command delegation from the IDF that arrived in Mexico specializes in construction & engineering, that includes 71 professionally equipped soldiers & officers to assist in the logistical efforts of the locals, from their coordinated search teams, to successful rescues. – ‘We’ll stay as long as it takes,’ said the IDF delegation’s commander.
By Itamar Eichner and Yoav Zitun
The IDF has dispatched a rescue unit to Mexico City Thursday to assist in logistical efforts in some of the 38 buildings to completely buckle in the Mexican capital after the earthquake that hit it Tuesday.
The earthquake—registering 7.1 on the Richter scale—caused 250 fatalities and injuries to more than 2,000 people. Continue Reading »
Watch warm speeches by PM Netanyahu when he met Colombian President Santos and later with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, while on his Latin tour.
By Elad Benar
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met on Thursday in Mexico City with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
The two discussed upgrading the bilateral free trade agreement and expanding trade. Agreements were signed regarding aviation, an MOU on MASHAV and a space agreement.
Netanyahu said during the meeting, “Thank you, my friend, President Pena Nieto for your personal friendship, for the friendship of Mexico. This is a milestone. As incredible as it sounds, what you just said always astounds me: that this is the first visit since the founding of the State of Israel of an Israeli prime minister in Latin America. Continue Reading »
Mexican group purchased 80% of Israel’s world-leading micro-irrigation firm, active in 30 countries, with a $855 million turnover in 2016 • Following PM Netanyahu’s recent visit to Africa, Netafim expected to expand into a dozen African markets.
By Zeev Klein & AFP
Mexican group Mexichem is to buy 80% of Israel’s world-leading micro-irrigation firm Netafim for $1.5 billion, the Israeli company announced on Monday.
Button dripper – Photo: Borisshin/Wikimedia
Founded in 1965, Netafim specializes in water-saving “smart drip” and micro-irrigation systems for agriculture. Netafim is active in 30 countries, owns 17 production plants, employs 4,300 people, and sells its products in more than 100 countries. Continue Reading »
Israel’s President Shimon Peres accompanied by 80 leading Israeli businesspeople to Mexico for expanding cooperation.
In his speech at the airport with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, President Peres expressed confidence in the ongoing peace process between Israel & the Palestinians.
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
Israeli President Shimon Peres said during a state visit to Mexico on Wednesday he was glad peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority had been restored, and that he hoped a two-state solution to the long conflict with the Palestinians would be put into writing.
President Shimon Peres at the press conference at Mexico City’s airport – Photo: Mark Neiman/GPO
Peres, a Nobel peace laureate, flew into Mexico on Tuesday at the head of an 80-member Israeli business delegation for a six-day visit to Mexico.
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