US Ambassador in Israel event
Today I was delighted to attend an event hosted by the US Ambassador in Israel, Thomas Richard Nides, at the home of the Vice Ambassador of the United States in Israel, in honor of the Asian countries and the Pacific Islands. This is an annual event which takes place in May at the White House and at U.S. embassies around the world. This event aims to honor the contribution and influence of Asian and Pacific Islands natives, as well as citizens of the United States on the history, culture and achievements of American society.
It was very exciting to see the ambassadors of Asian countries and the honorary consuls of the Pacific Islands. The event was honored to have, among others, MK Amir Ohana, the former Minister of Justice. MK Zvi Hauser, Deputy Chairman of the Knesset and Chairman of the Israel-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group.
(In the photo: the United States Ambassador to Israel, Mr. Thomas Richard Niles and the Honorary Consul of the Marshall Islands in Israel, Ran Rahav.)
This is an annual event which takes place in May at the White House and embassies around the world. This wonderful event aims to celebrate the contribution and influence of Asians and natives of the Pacific islands, as well as US citizens, in the history, culture and achievements of American society.
Bahrain’s Independence Day was celebrated in Israel for the first time
Bahrain’s Independence Day was celebrated in Israel for the first time by the Bahraini ambassador to Israel, Khaled Yousef al-Jalahmah. It was very exciting. Who would have believed that such a miracle would happen and that a peace agreement would be signed with this lovely Muslim state. The credit goes to former prime minister Netanyahu. These six peace agreements are his, and it’s great that the current government fulfills that peace. I am full of hope that Prime Minister Bennet will continue the peace momentum and sign peace agreements with more countries, including an agreement with the Palestinian people. Among the guests of honor were the Minister of Housing Ze’ev Elkin, Minister of Agriculture Oded Forer and Mayor of Ramat Gan Carmel Shama Hacohen. The ambassador made an especially moving speech and said, among other things: “You shall go to your homes tonight, and think about one thing – a better future!”
Former Canadian Prime Minister's Visit
Hila Rahav and the Honorary Consul of the Marshall Islands, Ran Rahav, hosted for lunch at their residence: the former Prime Minister of Canada and a true friend of Israel, Mr. Stephen Harper, together with the Prime Minister of Israel Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara.
The synagogue renovated
The synagogue that Hila and I renovated in the Hatikva neighborhood in memory of my uncle Menashe Avnon, who died during the Six Day War. And the memory of my grandparents who lived in Negba 6 Yad Eliyahu. From there, you had an alley straight to the Hatikva neighborhood to the only Ashkenazi synagogue. I would visit my grandparents every Friday and which connected me to the mizrachi stream in my life.