President Peres to depart for a State Visit to Mexico at the head of a delegation of 80 leading Israeli companies in the fields of security, cyber, UAVs, technology, communication, water and energy

President Peres will conduct diplomatic work meetings with the President of Mexico, leading government officials and deliver an address to the Senate

 

The peak of the economic and trade events will see President Peres meet with Carlos Slim, one of the wealthiest businesspeople in the world, and build links between his businesses and Israeli companies

 

The President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres, will depart for a state visit to Mexico on 26th November at the head of a delegation of business leaders and managers representing 80 of Israel's leading companies in the fields of security, cyber, UAV's, technology, communication, water and energy. The delegation will include Rafael, Teva, Amdocs, Netafim, Tamar Group, Strauss, Babcom, Amiad and others.

President Peres will depart for the state visit (26/11-1/12), after receiving an invitation from the President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, in order to strengthen and expand the strategic, diplomatic and economic ties between Israel and Mexico. President Peres will conduct a series of meetings with the senior leadership of Mexico as well as a meeting with Carlos Slim and other Mexican business leaders.

 

The diplomatic meetings will begin with a state welcome ceremony including an honor guard and a diplomatic work meeting with President Nieto during which the two will discuss ways to strengthen the strategic, economic and security relations between the countries, the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, and relations between Iran and Latin America. Following the meeting the two presidents will deliver joint statements to the press.

 

President Peres will then deliver a diplomatic speech to the Mexican parliament before 128 members of Senate, and meet with the Speaker of the parliament and with other senior government officials. In his speech President Peres will address the importance of strengthening the relations between Israel and Mexico as well as Israel and Latin America as a whole.

As part of the visit there will be the first "Israel-Mexico Business conference" which will be opened by President Peres and President Nieto. The conference will take place in Mexico City, last two days and be attended 500 business leaders including the Israeli delegation, Mexican business leaders and the leading figures in Mexico's economy.  The conference will include meetings between Israeli and Mexican business leaders, working tours for the Israeli delegation to their Mexican counterparts. The business group led by Carlos Slim will present to the Israeli delegation the range of activities and possibilities for cooperation with Grupo Carso and America Movil.

During the second part of the visit (Friday), President Peres will visit Guadalajara and open the Israeli stand at the Guadalajara 2013 International Book Fair. This year Israel was chosen as the "Guest of Honor" at the book fair, which is one of the most important in the world and the largest in the Spanish speaking world with over 700,000 visitors each year. The Israeli stand will showcase Israeli cultural including literature, poetry, arts, academia and publishers including David Grossman and Etgar Keret, Ronny Somek and Agi Mishol, Ivri Lider and Achinoam Nini and Nobel Chemistry Prize laureate Professor Ada Yonath. The Israeli delegation will host over 200 cultural activities across the city and present the best of Israeli culture.

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"The family is very glad that our father's memory is perpetuated here, in a forest in Israel's Negev, where the desert is being greened."
A forest near Nachal Assaf in the Western Negev is dedicated in honor of Sir Zelman Cowen, the Governer-General of Australia from 1977 to 1982. The ceremony was attended by KKL-JNF Vice Chairman Gael Grunewald, Alex McCauley of the Australian Embassy in Israel, and two of Sir Zelman's sons, Rabbi Yosef Zvi Cowen and Ben Cowen.


Unveiling the dedicatory plaque in honor of Sir Zelman Cowen Z"L.
Photo: Tania Susskind


Tree planted in honor of the occasion. Photo: Tania Susskind

"Sir Zelman Cowen was one of the most distinguished and honored Jews in Australia. He was the second Jew to achieve the rank of Governor-General of Australia. He assumed office at a difficult time for Australia’s Government and served his country with skill and wisdom. He was committed all his life to justice as the goal of human endeavor." KKL-JNF Vice Chairman Gael Grunewaldwas speaking on Sunday, November 3, at a ceremony that took place on Sunday, November 3, dedicating a forest near Nachal Assaf in the Western Negev in Sir Zelman's memory. The ceremony was attended by Alex McCauley, second secretary of the Australian embassy, KKL-JNF and local officials, and friends and family, including two of Sir Zelman's sons, Rabbi Yosef Zvi Cowen and Ben Cowen


Rabbi Yosef Cowen and Ben Cowen plant a tree. Photo: Tania Susskind

Zelman Cowen was born in Melbourne in 1919 to a Jewish family. He served in the Royal Australian Navy during World War II and then went as a Rhodes Scholar to New College, Oxford, where he completed a Bachelor of Civil Law degree and jointly won the Vinerian Scholarship. In 1951, Cowen became Dean of the Law Faculty at the University of Melbourne, a post he held until 1966. When Sir John Kerr's turbulent period of office as Governor-General ended with his early resignation in 1977, the Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser, offered Cowen the post. He served four and a half years as Governor-General, from December 1977 to July 1982. 

"Sir Zelman Cowen led his entire life as a proud Jew," Vice Chairman Grunewald continued, "and the Cowens had a firm connection with the Land of Israel. After completing his term of office as Governor-General, Sir Zelman used to visit Israel frequently, as he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University and the chair of the Van Leer Institute. It is a great honor for me, as Deputy Chairman of KKL-JNF, to pay respect to Sir Zelman’s memory. The forest dedicated in his honor attests not only to the great deeds of Sir Zelman in the past, but also points to the flourishing of his legacy and family." 
 
Gadi Haber, director of KKL-JNF's Australian Desk, emceed the ceremony, which took place at the KKL-JNF Donors Appreciation Center near Nachal Assaf, in a dignified and gracious manner.


Gael Grunewald presents Rabbi Yosef Zvi Cowen and Ben Cowen with a framed KKL-JNF certificate. Photo: Tania Susskind

He thanked KKL-JNF's supporters in Melbourne for contributing towards the forest, and noted thatJNF Australia hopes to make the ANZAC trail, which is 100 kilometers long, into an educational and tourist site. The Assaf riverbed, one of the stations on the ANZAC trail, is about 10 kilometers long. It typifies the area in which the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), who served under the British crown, were deployed on their military campaign to capture Beersheba from the Turkish empire in 1917. Nachal Assaf is also a KKL-JNF "laboratory" for developing methods to prevent erosion, and the knowledge and methods acquired here are being applied in the Negev andthroughout the world

Alex McCauley
, second secretary of the Australian embassy in Israel, noted that Sir Zelman had made a very important contribution to public life in Australia. "As a pre-eminent constitutional lawyer, he helped restore confidence at a difficult time in our political history, during the constitutional crisis of 1975. This forest in his memory is truly a dignified and appropriate way of paying tribute to a great Australian. I would also like to commend KKL-JNF for this site and for their other amazing projects throughout the country, a number of which I have been privileged to have visited. I would also add that the solidarity of KKL-JNF's friends in Australia with the organization is inspiring and unique." 
 
Basmat Galin, director of the ecological department of the Eshkol Regional Council, noted that the site "is part of our regional council's open spaces.


View of Nahal Assaf. Photo: Tania Susskind

It connects the past to the present and nature to people. It also symbolizes the connection between the Eshkol Regional Council and KKL-JNF, an organization that has been our partner in regional development and for whose support we are extremely grateful." 

Rabbi Yosef Zvi Cowen
 from the Neve Yerushalayim College for Jewish Women in Jerusalem quoted tractate Sanhedrin from the Talmud, which says that when the land of Israel flourishes, it is a sign that redemption is imminent. "The family is very glad that our father's memory is perpetuated here, in a forest in Israel's Negev, where the desert is being greened." 

Ben Cowen
 said that his father had led an extraordinary life. "My father was deeply committed to Israel, and he seized every opportunity he could to come here. He loved Jerusalem, and his connection was long, deep and productive. Our family is delighted with the forest, which is not something inanimate, but rather a living memorial. My father would have liked it. My children were young when Sir Zelman passed away, and I think that when they visit this site next September, they'll get more of an idea of what sort of man my father was." 

KKL-JNF Vice C
hairman Grunewald presented a certificate of honor to the family, and then joined the two Cowen brothers and Alex McCauley in a tree planting ceremony in honor of the occasion.

 

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Mr.Marc Eckert, Bulthaup CEO

The Bulthaup Culinary Academy was launched in an event that took place at Ta'arucha 3, Tel-Aviv Port, on Monday, November 4, 2013.

 

The event was organized by Israeli businessmen Ran and Miri Presberg, owners of Bulthaup Israel,who hosted the top of Israeli business, architecture and culinary world.

 

The event included, as special guests, Mr. Gerd Bulthaup, Bulthaup Founder and Owner, and Mr. Marc Eckert, Bulthaup CEO.

 

 

Bulthaup combines design and gastronomy in perfect harmony.

 Photos Silvia G. Golan

 

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On Thursday evening, July 20th, the Embassy of Colombia in Tel Aviv celebrated Colombia’s National Day, the anniversary of the signing of the country’s declaration of independence. The event was held at the beautiful home of Colombian Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Mr. Fernando Alzate Donoso, and  wife Mrs.Nancy, in Kfar Shmaryahu.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Wednesday, 19 July 2017), held a series of bilateral meetings with the heads of government of the Visegard Group: Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico. (Prime Minister Netanyahu met yesterday with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.)

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​PM Netanyahu: We face common challenges, the first of which is to defeat the forces of terror that rampage through the world and threaten both our countries. We must stand together in this battle, much as we work together to perfect the future.

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The EU Delegation in Israel and the Municipality of Tel-Aviv-Yafo presented:  Performance Europa!
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Tel Aviv’s White Night ,Rothschild 1 Plaza, 29 June 

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 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.

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Over 60 leading women from across the world joined together last month for a panel discussion showcasing Israeli females in the lead.
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Among the panelists were popular journalist Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes. Former IDF commander Miri Eisin and Israeli Olympic athlete Maayan Davidovich.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, today (Thursday, 15 June 2017), in Thessaloniki, at the third trilateral summit, signed joint statements for the continued strengthening of relations.

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A senior delegation from Tanzania, headed by Dr. Aloyce Nzuki, Permanent Secretary Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism, arrived in Israel for a series of meetings and events designed to increase cooperation with the Israeli tourist industry, and encourage Israeli tourism and investments to enchanted, exotic Tanzania.

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At a festive ceremony attended by Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, the Lauder Dormitory Building was inaugurated today at the Technion
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09 June 2017 – Jerusalem) The U.S. Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki Haley visited Yad Vashem today. The Ambassador was guided through the Holocaust History Museum by Dr. Robert Rozett, Director of Yad Vashem Libraries, participated in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, visited the Children's Memorial and signed the Yad Vashem Guest Book.

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President Reuven Rivlin today (Wednesday) met at his residence in Jerusalem with United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki R. Haley.

President Rivlin welcomed her and said, “You are a dear friend of Israel. We appreciate your strong stand on the world’s most important stage, in support of the security of the people and the State of Israel. With your support we see the beginning of a new era. Israel is no longer alone at the UN. Israel is no longer the UN’s punching bag.”

He continued, “When I spoke at the UN on Holocaust Memorial Day, I said that the UN must learn from the lessons of the past, and stand up against hatred and racism. I said it must end its obsession with targeting Israel. Progress has been made. Israel’s standing at the UN has improved. But sadly, we have a long way to go. Both in holding to account, public statements made by officials, and in supporting regulation to reduce the ridiculous number of discussions and resolutions against Israel. This is also true in the Human Rights Council - which has been hijacked as a weapon against Israel - and in UNESCO, where they seek to rub out the history of the Jewish people.”

The President thanked the Ambassador for her great contribution to the State of Israel, and said, “Ambassador Haley, as the representative the US - Israel’s greatest and strongest ally - we appreciate very much your support of Israel, and all you do to stand up for the values of freedom and democracy which we share. Welcome to Israel, welcome to Jerusalem.”

Ambassador Haley thanked the President for his warm welcome and said, “Thank you Mr. President for taking the time to meet with us, it is an absolute thrill to be here in Israel, I so much appreciate the support we have received from the people of Israel. But I feel somewhat guilty because all I did at the United Nations was tell the truth. I have never taken kindly to bullies, and the UN has bullied Israel for a very long time, and we are not going to let that happen anymore. It is a new day for Israel in the United Nations. We just got back from Geneva, talking about the Human Rights Council and hopefully it will be a new day at the Human Rights Council when it comes to Israel.”

She concluded by saying she was greatly looking forward to her visit to Israel and said, “I am looking forward to taking in the history, the beauty, the tradition, and all that comes with the magic of Israel. Thank you very much for having me it is a pleasure to be here.”

Photo credit: Mark Neiman (GPO)

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Tel Aviv Eat presents three evenings of tastings and workshops featuring the region’s leading restaurants and most prominent chefs. Entrance is free (including the chefs’ demonstrations), and tasting portions range in price from NIS 20-35. Doors open each evening at 18.00. There are several performance stages, live music, and stands selling beer.

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