50th Anniversary of Israel Membership in UN

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
10 May 1999

Foreign Minister Ariel Sharon will represent Israel at events marking the 50th anniversary of Israel’s membership in the United Nations.

Tomorrow (Tuesday), 11.5.99, at a ceremony to be attended by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, Israel will present the United Nations with the gift of a stone lintel — decorated with Jewish symbols — from a Roman period synagogue in Kfar Yassif in the Galilee.

In the evening, the Israeli delegation to the United Nations will host a reception and dinner for over 100 ambassadors accredited to the United Nations, who will be addressed by Secretary-General Annan, Foreign Minister Sharon, Dr. Henry Kissinger and Mr. Abba Eban. During the dinner, a special film highlighting Israel’s international aid efforts will be screened.

Foreign Minister Sharon will arrive in New York tomorrow morning, and return to Israel immediately following the day’s events.