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THE EMBASSY OF ISRAEL, ANKARA Issue XXVIII. 28.01.2011 The International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Road to Jewish Civilization Israel, the Land of Milk and Honey, the birthplace of the Jewish people and the spiritual center of three religions, presents a unique combination of ancient history and a vibrant modern society, exotic scenery and rich culture. January 27 is the first universal commemoration in memory of the victims of The Holocaust. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. On 24 January 2005, during a special session, the United Nations General Assembly had previously marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the end of the Holocaust which resulted in the annihilation of 6 million European Jews and millions of others by the Nazi German regime. January 27 is the date, in 1945, when the largest Nazi death camp in AuschwitzBirkenau (Poland) was liberated by Soviet troops. To read more please click here and to find Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech on The International Holocaust Remembrance Day please click here.

Turkel Commitee Report 1st Part is Online

Water Water Water!

Turkel Commission: The naval blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip - in view of the s e c u r i t y circumstances and Israel’s efforts to comply with its humanitarian obligations - was legal pursuant to the rules of international law.

An Israeli company's water purification systems deliver safe drinking water from almost any source, including contaminated water, seawater and urine.

The actions carried out by Israel on May 31, 2010, to enforce the naval blockade had the regrettable consequences of the loss of human life and physical injuries. Nonetheless, and despite the limited number of uses of force for which we could not reach a conclusion, the actions taken were found to be legal pursuant to the rules of international law. To read more click here and for the report click The Turkel Commission Report - Part one

Following a major earthquake in Taiwan in 2009, humanitarian aid workers from Israel brought along locally made WaterSheer products to ensure a steady stream of potable water for the survivors and to transport drinking water quickly to where it was needed most.

To learn more about the new system please click here.

This 12-episode documentary series (narrated in Chinese with English subtitles), produced by CCTV - Chinese Central Television in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel in Beijing, introduces the Jewish people and the story of the State of Israel and its development in a historical, comprehensive and systematic manner to Chinese audiences - from Biblical times to the modern State of Israel of the 21st century. To read more and watch the documentary please click here.

Nostalgic Feelings at the Newest Cozy Place

The Tel Aviv-Jaffa railway station was one end of Israel's first railway line, built in 1892 to connect Jaffa with Jerusalem. After years of neglect, it has been restored. Today, the old railway buildings have been transformed into a thriving complex of 22 buildings that includes cafés and restaurants, designer clothing and jewelry shops, art galleries, exhibition spaces and more. To read more please click here and to watch click here.

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