Israel’s 60th Birthday


Germany to Celebrate Israel’s 60th by Dave
March 29, 2008, 12:57 am
Filed under: Germany, Israel, Israel's 60th Birthday, May | Tags: ,

German set to celebrate the anniversary of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine – with national TV event – Pillar of Fire “ – about jewish people returning to ‘their’ homeland.  The catch line in the video advert is “a must for every home in Israel” and Germany it would seem.

JP: Israel won’t be alone in celebrating its 60th anniversary. Germany also has an impressive itinerary of cultural events planned, including dance recitals, musical events and films.

German Minister of State Hildegard Muller, who is in charge of organizing the anniversary’s events, announced that the famed documentary series Pillar of Fire will be broadcast live on German TV to mark the occasion. Muller recently met with Minister Ruhama Avraham-Balila, chairman of the Ministerial Committee for the Events Marking the 60th Anniversary of the State of Israel, and with Haimon Goldberg, chairman of the 60th Anniversary Events Directorate.

Pillar of Fire, a 19-episode documentary television series, was first broadcast in 1981 and relays the history of the Jewish people and the events leading up to the establishment of the State of Israel. The film was re-run on various TV stations over the years, and also has an English version, narrated by Sir Ian McKellen.

German television will broadcast Pillar of Fire on May 14.

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