Ambassador Shapiro trip to Dimona began at Mayor’s Benny Biton’s office together with all municipal leaders. The Ambassador then visited Appelman School and was welcomed by Chief Rabbi of Dimona Yitzhak Elefant, Rabbi Aaron Moshe Shukrun, Principal Vered Sabo and proceeded to field questions from the students. Ambassador Shapiro moved on to tour Brenmiller Energy and learned about the innovative solar “parabolic” collection method, as well as the thermal energy storage and flexible generation. He then toured the Albaad paper hygiene product factory, and was briefed on the extent of their business in and with the United States and plans for expansion. The Ambassador enjoyed a working lunch with several local Mayors to discuss issues of local political import. Ambassador Shapiro was welcomed at two local schools who are the recipients of Jewish National Foundation (JNF) funding. Finally, he concluded his trip at the community of the African Hebrew Israelites, where he met with community leaders, answered questions and sampled their vegan food products.