Israel: Independence, diplomatic anniversary celebrated

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/5/7 5:03:39

Photo: Yin Yeping/GT

The Israeli Embassy in Beijing celebrated the 69th Independence Day of the State of Israel and the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Israel at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beijing on May 4. Government officials, diplomats, military officers, media and friendly groups attended the event.

The Israeli Ambassador to China Zvi Heifetz and his wife Sigalia Heifetz were also in attendance. The ambassador reviewed Israel's achievements and spoke highly of the bilateral ties between China and Israel.

"Although China and Israel differ in size and geography, we share a similar story. Both of us are ancient civilizations that are experiencing national renewal and success and are looking forward to the future," the ambassador said. "We will never forget the goodwill of the Chinese people who provided shelter for thousands of persecuted Jews during our darkest hour. While the majority of the rest of the world stood still, the Chinese people found compassion in their hearts to help the Jewish people."


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