The Israeli-American Council (IAC) announced that its 2017 Celebrate Israel Festival will prominently feature the historic connection of the Jewish people to its holiest city and spiritual center, Jerusalem, following the Oct. 18 UNESCO decision that denies the ancient Jewish ties to the Kotel and other Jewish holy sites.
“UNESCO’s resolution is completely divorced from reality, denying the 4,000-year connection between the Jewish people and our capital in Jerusalem,” said IAC CEO Shoham Nicolet. “In the face of the lies supported by institutions like UNESCO, the Israeli-American Council will continue to safeguard the truth.”
The Celebrate Israel Festival—a nationwide event that brings together more than 50,000 people in the Diaspora’s largest celebration of the Jewish State in major metropolitan areas across the country—will take place during the months of May and June. “We are proud that this year’s Celebrate Israel Festival will not only celebrate Israel’s 69th year of independence, but will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification,” Nicolet said.
“In doing so, we will highlight the unbroken and unbreakable bond between the Jewish people and the City of Jerusalem, delivering this message to tens of thousands of Americans, elected officials, and foreign diplomats working in the U.S.”