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Greeting the New Year with the foreign press Photo: Lihi Shapira, GPO
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Greeting the New Year with the foreign press

21 December 2016

Last night, The GPOs annual event in presence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, foreign press in Israel was held in the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem. Aside from 200 foreign journalists, ambassadors from various countries attended the event, including Kamel Okem, Turkey's ambassador to Israel, speakers and other government agencies.

The event began with opening remarks by Mr. Nitzan Chen, director of the Government Press Office, who wished the guests a happy Hanukkah and best wishes for the new year, followed by a fascinating lecture given by Ms. Joanna Landau, the founder and CEO of Vibe Israel.

The Israeli- Ethiopian rap duo Café Shahor Hazak (strong black coffee) heated up the atmosphere.

The highlight of the evening came with the arrival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who spoke and answered questions from the foreign media. Also, the prime minister announced Israel's intention to seek ways to bring wounded civilians in Aleppo for care in Israeli hospitals.


Photos By: Lihi Shapira GPO, Amos Ben Gershom, GPO