What an historical time and exciting few days we are having in Sydney with Bibi – Benjamin Netanyahu in town. It was certainly a very moving experience listening to hear him speak in Central Synagogue. This is the first visit ever of an Israeli Prime Minister to Australia, he has however been here previous on private visits, we now find out.
He is travelling with many business people who want to do trade deals with Australia.
This will be mainly videos of his first two days here.
Wednesday February 23rd.
Arriving “Down Under”
Benjamin and Sarah Netanyahu cross the Harbour with PM Turnbull, to meet and by greeted by Sir Peter Cosgrove, the Governor of New South Wales to Australia.
PM Netanyahu is Greeted by Australian Prime Minister and business people.
Statements by PM Netanyahu and Australian PM Turnbull at a business lunch.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attended an economic event with the participation of approximately 500 Australian and Israeli business people.
PM Benjamin and Sarah Netanyahu and Australian PM Turnbull meet the Jewish Community in Sydney.
Central Synagogue was overflowing to capacity some 2,000 people. What an air of excitement it was amazing. My photos weren’t too good as I had chosen a lousy spot!!
There was a long standing ovation for retired Prime Minister John Howard, who was our second longest serving one.
Also in attendance were Ambassador to Australia Shmuel Ben-Shmuel. The Hon. Michael Danby MP. The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP. The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP. The Hon. Tony Abbott MP. The Hon. Mark Dreyfus MP. The Hon. The Hon. James Paterson MP. The Hon. Julian Lesser MP. The Hon. Rev. Fred Nile and not forgetting our State Premier The Hon.Gladys Berijiklian MP. Apologies to those I may have missed.
Thursday 23rd February.
Prime Minister Netanyahu Meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and members of Australian government.
PM Netanyahu with his wife visit Moriah College in Sydney. A Jewish Day school with 2,000 students.
Australia and Israel have a long and close relationship going back now 100 years to when Australia fought to save Israel.
The last successful cavalry charge ever was at Be’ersheva. This year there will be a celebration for the centenary of the event in Israel.