While Harvard students directed their energy towards removing Sodastream products from their dining halls, American President Barack Obama signed into law the bipartisan US-Israel Strategic Partnership Act , strengthening ties between the nations and laying the groundwork for increased trade and cooperation
The US-Israel Strategic Partnership Act increases the value of emergency US weaponry kept in Israel by $200 million, to a total of $1.8 billion. This stockpile is intended for use by U.S. forces in the event of an emergency, but, if necessary can also be used by Israel. The bill also promotes closer US-Israeli links in energy, water, homeland security, alternative fuel technology and cybersecurity. It also expands cooperation on research and development, business, agriculture, water management and academics.