On day two of his trip to Israel, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis received the Honorary Fellowship Award from Ariel University, the highest honor ever presented to an American governor by the university.
Ariel University welcomed DeSantis and his cabinet, acknowledging his “dedication, leadership, and commitment to the State of Israel.”
“I promised to be the most pro-Israel Governor in America and I sincerely thank Ariel University for presenting me the Honorary Fellowship Award,” said Governor DeSantis. “This recognition means a lot and I am humbled to be the recipient. Let it be known that Florida will always stand with Israel, our greatest ally in the Middle East.”
“Today is a very special day for us to honor and welcome a true friend of Ariel University and the State of Israel, Governor Ron DeSantis, as well as members of the Florida Cabinet,” said Ariel University President Yehuda Danon. “Having Governor DeSantis here with us today signals a new way forward. He represents a new hope – an honest and committed voice – for not just the people of the great state of Florida, but for all of us. Our university has a standing connection with Florida and are fortunate to have many great friends and supporters there. We thank the Governor for visiting us and seeing how academia and coexistence is flourishing here at Ariel University. It also is an honor for our university to have the Mayor of Ariel, the Honorable Eli Shaviro, here with us today.”
DeSantis jam-packed day in Tel Aviv also included meetings with Israeli businesses and government officials, as well as securing “historic memorandums of understanding (MOU)” with different industrial areas.