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"La voie Royale"
A rich and diverse art exhibition opened last week at the residence of the Honorary Consul of #france in #Israel Mrs. Nathalie Mimoun .
Mimoun is the art director at the Herzlia - based Chabba Gallery , wich launched a #newexhibition featuring artwork by artist from all over the world.
At the opening evening , artists and diplomats alike enjoyed a unique cultural experience with the diverse range of art, and a musical performance.




Chabba Art Gallery.
44 Keren Hayesod Street, Herzliya Pituach

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Viewing by appointment only

Photos  Silvia G. Golan



Tribute to the Buena Vista Queen - Celia Cruz  by Mayelis Guyat , Nils Fischer & Latin Power Band (Cuba / Germany / Israel) 

Special price with 10% discount - with the code 2501 for www.diplomacy.co.il  friends  ( Silvia Golan)

 About the concert  :Cuban singer Mayelis Guyat, with her fiery alto voice and charismatic stage presence, together with the Latin Power Band in tribute to Buena Vista and Cuban singer Celia Cruz!

Cuban singer and songwriter Mayelis Guyat, along with international percussionist Nils Fisher, will join the Latin Power Band led by Fernando Knopf, and together will pay tribute to Buena Vista and Cuban singer Celia Cruz. Miles' fiery alto voice, charismatic stage presence excites and bounce the audience at all her performances!

Mayelis model is the unforgettable singer Celia Cruz who conquered the Cuba clubs in the style of "Son" music by "Buena Vista" in the 1950s until Castro came to power.

Immediately after the revolution, Cruz left Cuba for the United States and never returned. In the United States, she built an impressive career and soon became a prominent representative of Cuban music and exciting salsa music. Won several Grammy Awards and performed on the best stages. 


Mayelis Guyat Vocals (Cuba) Nils Fischer Percussion (Netherlands) Fernando Knopf Bass, Vocals & Musical Direction

Gabriel Palatchi Piano  Rocky Blade / Marcelo Zuber Flauta y Saxofón Oded Meir Trombon  Chen Pepe Meir Timbles



The right to make changes is reserved. Holding the event in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health.

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Tribute to the Buena Vista Queen - Celia Cruz

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Not even the sky's the limit if you work hard. That was the message sent Thursday when a group of high school students and recent graduates from Israel made history. Working together in teams spread out across eight cities and diverse communities, the teenagers assembled eight satellites to be launched into orbit. After waiting months to see their satellites deployed, the historic day finally arrived, as the satellites hitched a ride to space aboard SpaceX’S Falcon 9. Falcon 9, the world’s first reusable rocket, lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida Thursday morning US time.


The “Tevel” program (a hebrew pun using the acronym for “Students build satellites”) partnered with the Israel Space Agency (ISA) and the Science and Technology Ministry to select, train and oversee the simultaneous construction of eight different satellites by students based in: Sha’ar Hanegev, Givat Shmuel, Kiryat Ata, Ma’ale Adumim, Nazareth, Ofakim, Taybe, and Yeruham, representing a range of ethnic, religious and geographic communities around Israel. In addition to making history as youth-built satellites were launched into orbit, the eight satellites combined with two satellites from Ariel University aboard the flight constitute the largest number of satellites deployed from Israel in one day.

To celebrate the occasion, the student teams and their families gathered for a launch party in Herzliya together with ISA and Tevel leadership. There were video highlights of the project, student testimonials, and a welcome from Science and Technology Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen. After a detailed explanation of what to expect, a live feed from NASA came on the screen. As the final countdown began, the room filled with nervous excitement. Together, the students chanted the last 10 seconds: “10, 9, 8, 7….” until the rocket launched into the sky, with the room erupting in cheers and applause. Less than 10 minutes later, the booster rocket had detached and was landing back on the launchpad, while the Falcon 9 continued to accelerate into the sky with 105 satellites, including the Tevel 8, safely aboard. 

Once successfully put in orbit, the satellites can be used to carry out experiments in space in coordination with Tel Aviv University. But the tevel program’s impact is even greater than reaching the sky. The success of the program shows the heights that high school students can achieve when they work together to overcome challenges. The project was groundbreaking for including Arab students in Israel in a space industry project, and can be a launching pad for greater integration of Arab students and students from peripheral communities into STEM studies and careers.

Mahmoud Haj-Yahya, from Taibe, told Diplomacy.co.il that: "This was a historic moment for me, a moment of pride not only for me but for the State of Israel. I thank the Israel Space Agency, the Taibe Municipality, my school, my teachers and instructors and everyone who helped us and let us try it and be part of the Tevel project".



Maysan Masarwa added "These three years of work and learning were not easy, but thanks to our drive and hope we overcame all the difficulties, and here we are today seeing the results with feelings of intense joy and pride."

Muhammad Abdulkader summed up the group’s sentiments: "The launch was really exciting. We never dreamed of achieving something so massive–the sky is no longer the limit! We have no limits, and we can do anything!"

More information about Tevel, the project, and Falcon 9 can be found here: 





Steven Aiello


 Photos Silvia G. Golan 

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Tel Aviv came to life with the captivating sounds of Romanian opera on Wednesday night, as diplomats, expats and friends of the Romanian embassy were treated to a concert celebrating Romanian Cultural Heritage day, and the 15 year anniversary of Romania’s ascension to the European Union.

Martin Salamon, the Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute, opened the evening by explaining the context for the evening–the significance of Romania’s joining the EU, and the country’s growth in the last 15 years as an active member of the organization.

This concert, featuring soprano and baritone singers from Romania and Israel, led by an Israeli musical director, highlighted the vibrancy of Romanian culture and its interaction with Israeli society, a key mission of the Romanian Cultural Institute.

Ambassador Radu Ioanid welcomed all the guests, and noted with appreciation the ability to enjoy this concert despite the challenges brought by Covid-19. The Ambassador emphasized the key economic and development benchmarks achieved since Romania joined the European Union on January 1, 2007. Keeping his remarks short, Ambassador Ioanid stated that there was little need to talk when “music can speak for itself”, and invited the audience to enjoy the concert, led by Ethan Schmeisser, artistic director of the Bucharest Opera.

Four singers: Sopranos Shiri Magar and Mirela Grinarinaru, and baritone singers Ionut Pascu and Sebastian Catana, took the stage to regale the audience with both solo and duet operatic pieces.

The performances were stunning, with the singing enhanced by the engaging stage presence. 

During several interludes Ethan Schmeisser provided explanations and commentary, including highlighting when original pieces were performed for the first time.

The evening concluded with a standing ovation from the audience, as Ambassador Ioanid and Director Salamon presented bouquets to the artists.

Diplomacy.co.il congratulates the Embassy and people of Romania on the 15 year anniversary of Romania’s ascension to the European Union.


Steven Aiello
Photos credit Silvia G. Golan 

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Merry Christmas 2020 and 2021 New Year Greetings 

To honored members of the Israel Diplomatic corps and Embassy staff

members of the Government OfficesCulturalCommercial

and Industrial community in Israel

and to all our www.diplomacy.co.il  friends:

As 2021 approaches, we would like to extend our very warmest and best wishes

to you all for a joyous Christmas  and Holiday Season

and a Healthy Happy and Peaceful New Year

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