On 11 June 2017, the 5thPhilippine Tourism and Country Fair organized by the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv,Municipality of Haifa and Castra Mall, opened in a festive atmosphere in the northern city of Haifa as the Philippines tries to sustain the rapid tourism growth from Israel.

During the one-day event, simultaneous activities on tourism and cultural promotion and highlights of the 60 years of strong bilateral relations between the Philippines and Israel were featured at the Castra Mall. Around 800 Israelis and Filipinos enjoyed the cultural program that showcased multi-awarded Filipino soprano singer, Ms. Francis Anne “Princess” Virtudazo, and the best talents from the Filipino community in Israel.

The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Israel celebrated the 119th anniversary of its independence at a reception held at the Hilton Hotel in Tel Aviv last week. The occasion also marked the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Israel.

Guests were greeted by the Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Israel, the Honorable Nathaniel Imperial and Mrs. Octavia Imperial. The government of Israel was represented by Minister of Labor, Welfare and Social Services Haim Katz.

President Reuven Rivlin this morning (Tuesday), at a ceremony at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, received the diplomatic credentials of the new Ambassadors to Israel, from Nepal, Honduras, Brazil, and Tanzania. Each ceremony began with the raising of the flag and the playing of the national anthem of the visiting country, and - after the presentation of the credentials - the signing of the guest book, before the playing of Israel's national anthem 'Hatikva'.

Over 60 leading women from across the world joined together last month for a panel discussion showcasing Israeli females in the lead.
Organized by The Israel Project (TIP) and the Embassy of Cyprus in Israel, the event served as a platform to discuss and understand the challenges and opportunities facing women in Israeli society in the modern age.
Among the panelists were popular journalist Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes. Former IDF commander Miri Eisin and Israeli Olympic athlete Maayan Davidovich.

President Reuven Rivlin addressed a reception yesterday evening (Tuesday) hosted at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel by the Ambassador of Japan to Israel, H.E. Koji Tomita. The event celebrated 65 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.