Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) has announced a new partnership with Israel to encourage life sciences, clean energy and technology innovation and entrepreneurship. The initiative, to be known as the Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership, calls for Massachusetts to commit nearly $1 million, with Israel providing up to $1 million in matching funds. “This agreement will promote research collaborations, industrial partnerships and commercialization of new technologies, expanding opportunity and job growth both in Massachusetts and Israel,” Patrick said. See Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Press Release, June 29, 2011.