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Israel Expo 2012: Coming Together For Peace - May 20th, 1-6pm - Samueli Jewish Campus, Irvine CA

Thousands of Orange Countians To Stand Together In Support Of Israel


Jewish Federation & Family Services presents Israel Expo 2012, the largest community gathering for Israel in Orange County.  Israel Expo 2012 will take place on May 20th from 1:00-6:00pm at the Samueli Jewish Campus in Irvine.  The event is open to the public; admission and parking are free.

This year, Israel Expo day coincides with the fourth annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Sunday.  That morning, millions of CUFI worshippers in churches in more than 60 countries will recite special prayers for Israel.  Later that afternoon, local CUFI worshippers will join our Jewish community and other supporters of Israel at the Israel Expo to celebrate Israel’s 64th birthday and Jerusalem Day.  

This is the first time the Jewish and CUFI communities will come together at the Israel Expo.  Highlighting the event will be a peace and prayer ceremony featuring blessings from CUFI and Jewish clergy and wishes for peace from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (recorded), Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang and other community leaders.  The ceremony will be followed by an inspiring “Concert for Peace,” featuring international Israeli singer and peace activist Liel Kolet and the Los Angeles-based Christian band, {l.a.}god performing songs of peace  together on stage for the first time.   

“At a time when Israel is facing formidable threats from Iran’s nuclear agenda and from those who seek its demise through terrorism and delegitimization campaigns, we are delighted to stand in solidarity with our Christian neighbors who share our deeply rooted commitment to a secure Israel,” said Blossom Siegel, co-chair of the 2012 Israel Expo.  “It is especially fitting that we come together on the day we celebrate Jerusalem, a city with tremendous, religious significance to both Christians and Jews and one that cherishes the principles of religious tolerance and unimpeded worship at its holy sites.”

Other Expo activities will include live music and dance performances showcasing Israeli culture, educational exhibits and films, children’s games and rides, an Israeli-style market with more than 100 vendors, falafel stands and other Israeli delicacies and much more.    

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