PH celebrates with Israel on its 67th National Day

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Israel’s Deputy Chief of Mission Adam Michael Levene, Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau’s wife Lizia Lu, and DFA Undersecretary Evan Garcia share honors at the cake cutting ceremony

Israel’s Deputy Chief of Mission Adam Michael Levene, Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau’s wife Lizia Lu, and DFA Undersecretary Evan Garcia share honors at the cake cutting ceremony

Israel’s 67th birthday is highlighted by its remarkable progress in science and technology, placing it as one of the leading hi-tech economies and a major hub for innovation and creativity.

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The motto of Israel’s development was always based on the principle ‘’necessity is the mother of all inventions.’’

From the beginning, Israel had to overcome a very harsh environment, which led to most unique innovations in agro-technology. Water scarcity led Israel to a very unconventional solution in the form of massive desalination.

A very dangerous political and security environment led Israel to create most sophisticated defense and hi-tech industries alongside a very powerful defense force to safeguard our nation.

From the very beginning, their founding fathers made it a rule to share Israel’s nation-building process and achievements with our friends and the newborn nations of the second half of the 20th century.

The Philippines was and is a very unique partner for development and cooperation. The strong bond between the two nations started before the establishment of both states: the decision of President Manuel Quezon to open the doors of the Philippines to desperate Jewish refugees in the late 1930s; and the support of the born Republic of the Philippines to the creation of the State of Israel in the crucial vote in the United Nations on November 29, 1947.

Ever since, these relations carried the mark ‘’a friend in need is a friend indeed’’. To date, more than 3,000 Filipino experts enjoyed training programs in Israel and hundreds of Israeli experts worked here as consultants and trainers in a variety of subjects.

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