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· President Rivlin began the memorial and said: "Everyone who sits here today has a responsibility to ensure that the Israeli innovation industry continues to be a pillar of fire lighting the way - this was the dream of my friend, Shimon Peres."
· Chemi Peres: "My father's legacy looks to the future, and it requires all of us."
· John Chambers, Executive Chairman of Cisco Systems: "Now is the time to introduce new communities into the world of innovation. When I visit Israel, I meet with heads of startups from all walks of life - and that's amazing to me. This is the true meaning behind startups in Israel "
· Gil Shwed, CEO of Check Point Software Technologies: "Technology allows me to stay here, to be a part of this nation, to be part of the dream of Zionism and of Israel, but technology allows me to also still be a part of this global world."

Hundreds of Israeli and international guests of all ages paid tribute to the 11 Israeli athletes murdered during the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany by attending the annual memorial ceremony organized by the Olympic Committee of Israel. The event was held on Wednesday evening, September 13th in the heart of Tel Aviv, at the square dedicated in the memory of the 11 Israeli athletes.

The city of Ashdod is pleased to announce its 2017 People and Flavors Festival, to be held Wednesday and Thursday evenings, September 13-14, in Nahal Lakhish Park.

The festival will feature booths serving 40 ethnic dishes from around the world, prepared by 25 local chefs and restaurants. Entrance to the festival is free of charge, and the price for food will be only NIS 10 per serving.

The festival starts each evening at 19.00.


​PM Netanyahu will begin his trip in Buenos Aires where he will meet with President Macri. The two countries will sign a series of agreements on public security, customs and social insurance as well as an archives agreement regarding the Holocaust.

On Tuesday August 29th, Ambassador Néstor Alejandro Rosa and his wife Analia held a reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Uruguay, and a concert in commemoration of the centenary of the Famous tango "La Cumparsita" by Gerardo Matos Rodriguez, Uruguayan musician, composer and journalist.