Nassau County Executive Blakeman and Yossi Dagan of Shomron Sign Economic and Cultural Agreement

Yossie Dagan (left) and Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman (ight) holding the signed agreement.

NEW YORK – An Economic and Cultural agreement between Nassau County and Judea-Samaria  was signed on Thursday, May 12 by Nassau County Executive Bruce A. Blakeman, Nassau’s first Jewish County Executive, and Yossi Dagan, Chairman of the Shomron Regional Council.

The agreement establishes a long-term relationship of cooperation and friendship between the Nassau County, home to approximately 230,000 Jewish residents and some of the largest shuls in the United States, and Shomron (Samaria), the central region of the Land of Israel, bordered by Yehudah (Judea) to the south and Galilee to the north.

“Today I was proud to sign a friendship, economic and cultural exchange agreement with Judea and Samaria from Israel.” Blakeman said. “I want to thank Shomron Regional Chairman Yossi Dagan for traveling to Nassau County to sign this monumental agreement, and for his leadership and friendship. I look forward to a long and prosperous partnership between our two governments and people.”

“If we work together, we can win. We have the same values, the same enemies and the same ideals,” Dagan said. “I want to thank County Executive Blakeman for helping to arrange this agreement and for his strong support of Shomron. Today we are stronger, because together, all of our residents will win.” 

Dov Hikind, former New York State Representative, commented, “County Executive Blakeman doing this is so significant. Everyone out there, just saying “I support Israel” is very nice and a good start, but this is called action. Today we say to the over half a million people who live in Judea and Samaria that you are not alone, we the people of Long Island, of America, we are with you. 

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