PM Netanyahu Meets with Google Executive Chairman Eric E. Schmidt
PM Netanyahu Meets with Google Executive Chairman Eric E. Schmidt Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this afternoon (Tuesday, 19 June 2012), in his office, met with Google Executive Chairman Eric E. Schmidt. The Prime Minister gave him a Google doodle that he had drawn in accordance with suggestions he had received from websurfers in Israel. The drawing is composed of an Israeli flag, a man sitting under an umbrella in the sun and the crystals discovered by the winner this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Prof. Dan Shechtman, as a symbol of Israel's standing at the forefront of science and technology. The Prime Minister said, "This is Israel -- science, sun and Google." Schmidt said that Prime Minister Netanyahu was the first leader in the world to have drawn a doodle. Google Executive Chairman Schmidt gave Prime Minister Netanyahu a framed picture of the Isaiah Scroll as a symbol of the Dead Sea Scrolls project that Google is leading in conjunction with the Israel Museum, in the framework of which the scrolls will be posted on the Internet. The project is part of Google's decision to promote historical preservation and heritage on the Internet. Prime Minister Netanyahu thanked Schmidt for the gift and said, regarding the Dead Sea Scrolls and the doodle, "This is the past and this is the future." Regarding historical preservation, Prime Minister Netanyahu called on Israelis to upload old clips to the Israel State Archives YouTube channel in order to preserve Israel's ...