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Gov. Deal meets with Israeli prime minister

The Israeli prime minister met with Gov. Nathan Deal, Attorney General Sam Olens and several aides Monday morning.

Benjamin Netanyahu's government faces mounting pressure to rescue three kidnapped Israeli teens whose plight has galvanized his country.

And after another Israeli teen's death from a rocket attack at Syria's border, there's growing fears that the sectarian violence in Iraq and Syria could threaten Israel.

Netanyahu, after briefing the delegation on the crisis, expressed interest in building an alliance with Georgia schools and firms specializing in cybersecurity.

Deal said he was impressed by Netanyahu, an American-trained conservative who speaks flawless English.

"He's a very competent man, a very smart man," said Deal. "And he wants to make sure we don't let the wrong people win the battles going on."

For more information on Gov. Deal's meeting with the Israeli prime minister, please visit the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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