Israel at 60 in DC

Posted on May 8, 2008 In Blog

The Embassy of Israel threw its annual Yom Ha’atzmaut reception last night but it went all out for the 60th year.

This is a great event every year, but clearly extra effort was made in honor of the six decades.

Barack Obama was kick off speaker expressing his commitment to Israel. He was followed by the Vice President of the United State and Sen. Joe Lieberman.

The program was rounded out with a moving rendition of Yerushalayim She’ll Zahav, sung by Shuli Natan who was the ballad’s original singer in 1967.