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The following articles were published by Oklahoma media and reprinted here with their permission.
OKIE/AIFL Student Exchange Program


For the second year in a row, OKIE will join the Youth Ambassador Student Exchange (YASE) program hosted by the America Israel Friendship League (AIFL). In the fall of 2006, Jenks High School senior, Andrew McQuary traveled to New York City, Washington D.C. and Israel along with a group of students from the United States, the Former Soviet Union (FSU) and Israel.
2007 Young Artists Competition Announces Winner
The Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE) is proud to announce that the winner 2007 Young Artists Competition is Anna Starzec, a graduate student at Oklahoma City University majoring in piano performance.
For the competition, Starzec performed the Grieg Concerto for Piano in a minor, Mozart Fantasy in d minor, as II Sonate by Grazyna Bacewicz, a contemporary composer from Starzec’s homeland of Poland.  She was presented to the public and performed the Bacewicz work at the Young Artists Competition Recital on Sunday, June 10, 2007, which was part of the OK MOZART International Festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.A student of Prof. Amy I-Lin Chen, head of the piano program at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University, Starzec has performed in Italy, Germany, Norway, Poland, and the United States. She has won the 3rd prize from the International Piano Competition of the Associazione F. Chopin in Rome, the Erazmus Sokrates Scholarship in Norway, and a commendation of Distinction at the Ibla Grand Prize in Sicily, Italy.  During her two years in Oklahoma, she has won the 1st prize of Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, the 2nd prize of the Oklahoma Community Orchestra Young Artists Competition, and the Oklahoma City University Concerto Competition.  She was also among the few pianists selected from around the world to participate in the 2007 Piano Texas International Academy and Festival this June.
Tips for doing business in the Middle East
Tips for doing business in the Middle East
by Bill May
Journal Record
Israel Cultural Exchange to Begin
Tulsa World
May 29, 1996
Gov. Henry Invited to Address Anti-Terrorism Conference in Israel
Office of Governor Brad Henry
September 3, 2003
State’s overseas offices have value
POINT OF VIEW by Sherwin Pomerantz
Oklahoma Trade and Investment Office Opens In Israel
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Walters, Israelis Sign Deal To Set Up Trade Exchange
Daily Oklahoman
Paul English
Between `Heaven and Earth’
Daily Oklahoman
Daunting Issues Still Face Israel
Daily Oklahoman
Patrick B. McGuigan
City is culturally progressive
Daily Oklahoman
Edie Roodman
Israeli official courts more trade with state
Daily Oklahoman
Jon Denton
“A Visit To Israel” By Gov. Brad Henry
From the Office of Gov. Brad Henry
October 17, 2003
Israeli Agricultural Consultant Visits Oklahoma
OKIE News Release
OKIE Honors Gov. Henry and State Treasurer Butkin
OKIE News Release
January 2004
OSU delegation to study Israeli agriculture methods
The Journal Record
by Janice Francis-Smith