A watershed event

Celebrating the Battle of Beersheba Centenary with Australia and New Zealand

November 21, 2017 20:10
Sporting Australian bush hats, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball takes a selfie with Prime

Sporting Australian bush hats, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball takes a selfie with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the reenactment of the Battle of Beersheba on October 31. (photo credit: GPO/AMOS BEN GERSHOM)


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MANY WHO attended the 100th anniversary events on October 31 commemorating the Battle of Beersheba won by Australian and New Zealand mounted infantry, who defeated soldiers of the Ottoman Army, called it an incredible and memorable experience and gave credit to Beersheba Mayor Ruvik Danilovich for a job well done.

Indeed, when one thinks of all the coordination that was required for such a high-security gathering attended in various Beersheba venues by New Zealand Governor-General Dame Patty Reddy, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Israeli Opposition leader Isaac Herzog, several Australian and Israeli government ministers and parliamentarians, a large representation of the diplomatic corps, military attachés from various countries along with other dignitaries ‒ it was a security nightmare because they weren’t together all the time.


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