Remembering Shimon Peres

October 7, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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As the world leaders gathered in Jerusalem last Friday to pay tribute to Shimon Peres, the Zionist Council of NSW and the Embassy of the State of the Israel have opened a condolence book in Sydney as a mark of respect from the NSW community.

Richard Balkin and Gabrielle Upton

Richard Balkin and Gabrielle Upton

The NSW Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton MP member for Vaucluse and former President of the NSW Friends of Israel said:  “It was an honour to sign the condolence book commemorating Shimon Peres’ legacy. Mr Peres was a great man of Israel and was a dedicated servant of the State of Israel and its people. As president, prime minister and citizen, his life’s work was to strengthen Israel through both security and peace.”

ZCNSW President Richard Balkin, “I urge all members of the community to come to the Maccabean Hall in Darlinghurst to sign the book in memory of a true price of the Jewish people, a dreamer and a statesman who never gave up his quest for peace and did so much to raise the status of the State of Israel among the nations of the world.

Waverley Mayor Sally Betts signing the book

Waverley Mayor Sally Betts signing the book

The condolence book will give members of our community an opportunity to send their personal message on the passing of Shimon Peres. On Tuesday, the book will be sent to Israel along with similar condolence books from the communities in Melbourne and Canberra.

The condolence book is located at the Maccabean Hall, 146 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst and will remain open:

The book will be sent to Israel.

Friday 9am – 3pm

Sunday 10am – 4pm
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 3pm

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