Uncle Sam wants you at its Fourth of July bash – well, at least he wants you, or
some of you, in a raffle for five pairs of tickets to the gala.
Embassy in Tel Aviv announced Wednesday that for the second time in American
history, it is giving away tickets to “the traditional Independence Day party”
held annually at the residence of the US ambassador in Herzliya.
year around Independence Day, the ambassador hosts a crowded bash on the
sea-side lawn of his home that draws a who’s-who of the country’s politicians,
diplomats, IDF officers and journalists, and features such July 4 staples as
fireworks, beer and bluegrass music.
The US ambassador, as well as the
president and the prime minister, typically address the gathering.
year, five pairs of tickets will be raffled off as part of a contest to identify
blurred images of American sites, personalities and historical events that
appear on the embassy’s Facebook page.
Those who answer correctly will
enter the raffle for the party that will take place on July 3.