This year’s “Celebrating Israel” event will be held in Sydney as usual on Wednesday, November 29.
Celebrating Israel has taken place on that date since 2005 – with the exception of when it has fallen on a Friday night – and has featured a host of special guests including members of parliament, ministers, ambassadors, overseas guests and recorded messages from Israeli politicians and representatives.
November 29, 1947 was the date the United Nations General Assembly voted on Resolution 181 to partition the former British Mandate of Palestine into two states, one Jewish, one Arab. The Jews accepted the Partition Plan, while the Arabs and surrounding Arab nations did not.
This history is particular important in the current post October 7 climate, when Israel’s very legitimacy is being questioned on our campuses, in our streets and on social media.
Each year, Celebrating Israel has focused on a different topic. This year’s topic, “Bound by History”, highlights some of the unsung heroes that fought for Israel before and after the vote, side by side, to ensure the establishment of the State of Israel, despite the rejection by the Arabs.
Celebrating Israel founder Dalia Ayalon Sinclair said, “I looked for an event which binds Australia and Israel, to build on our shared history since the vote on Resolution 181 by UN General Assembly.”
The event will begin at 7pm at a location to be announced.
Book your free ticket: events.humanitix.com/celebrating-israel-bound-by-history.