66th National Day of the State of Israel

66th National Day of the State of Israel

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    The 66th National Day of the State of Israel was all about merriment and celebration as the Israel Embassy in Manila hosted the festivities at the New World Hotel, Makati City last May 5, 2014.
     
     
     
     
    Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario shared with the audience the experience his grandfather had when he was in Nazi Germany during the Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass) - a pogrom against the Jews in Germany and Austria. Judge Simplicio Sempio Del Rosario rode a ship and fled the country when he met two Jewish women who had nowhere to go.  The kind-hearted judge opened the doors of his country and gave them jobs.
     
     
     
    Renowned Israeli artist Tal Kravitz brought his enthusiasm to the event by singing songs in Tagalog and Hebrew which made the audience sign and dance.
     
    The event was attended by Czech Ambassador Josef Rychtar, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Middle East and African Affairs Ms. Petronila Garcia and Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano.