An exhibition of outstanding Uruguayan jewelry and scarfs by Denise Lasnier Jewels, Textil Jewelry Cantarelli and Satka was displayed, last week the same exhibits were displayed at the Jerusalem Arts and Crafts Fair.
Brochures of various destinations in Uruguay were available to guests with the intention of promoting Uruguayan tourism.
Uriel Kohn, an Israeli who hails from Argentina and owner of"Tesha Neshamot" which publishes Hebrew translations of foreign writers( a few months launched "Mafalda" in Hebrew) explain that Levrero's book " Leave everything In My Hands" (in Hebrew as “Smoj alái” ) was enthusiastically launched. Uriel mentioned that 4-5 years ago his publishing house printed Levrero's acclaimed trilogy that included three essays, The Place, The City and Paris, this Hebrew edition being the first translation of the book into a foreign language.
"Tesha Neshamot" has in the past published books by Ecole Lissardy, also translated into Hebrew, in total,4 Uruguayan books the past three years.
"The reception was extraordinary," he said, giving some numbers. Lissardi's books were sold between 6 and 7 thousand copies each and those of Levrero between 3 and 4 thousand copies each. "For Israel, that is extraordinary," he said.
Other important public figures present were.H.E. Mr Meron Reuben,Chief of State Protocol, Ambassador Mr. Modi Ephraim, Deputy Director-General for Latin America and the Caribbean MFA, Mrs. Nitza Raz-Silbiger, Director of State Protocol,Yehuda Meshi Zahav,founder and director of ZAKA-Israel’s rescue and recovery volunteer organization, Nadav Tamir - Director of International Affairs of The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation ,Roy Roznek, member of the international committee of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, Superintendent Moti Meiry representing Israel's Police Force , Editor Uriel Kohn, journalist Jana Beris and more...
Catering was exotic with Latin American delicacies, not forgetting traditional alfajores.
Diplomacy.co.il offers it's sincere congratulations to the State of Uruguay including the ambassador and all relevant diplomats based at the Embassy in Israel.
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