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British Ambassador hosts Iftar in Nazareth

The British Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, hosted an Iftar today in Nazareth.

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UK Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould with the Mayor of Nazareth, Ramiz Jaraisy during the Embassy's Iftar.
UK Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould during the Embassy's Iftar.

The Iftar is the traditional meal to break the Ramadan fast. The ambassador was joined by over a hundred guests from the Arab community in Israel, including the Mayor of Nazareth Ramez Jaraisi.

Commenting at the event, Ambassador Gould said, “It is a real honour for the British Embassy to host an Iftar in Nazareth, and in a small way reciprocate the warmth and hospitality the Arab community has given my family and I since we came to Israel.”

He continued, “The Holy month of Ramadan demonstrates the true spirit of Islam. Muslims here in Israel, in Britain and around the world, will spend the month in prayer and reflection, fasting each day and joining together in family and community each evening. We are glad that for one night we were able to share that sense of community with so many of our friends in Israel’s Arab community.“

The event was sponsored by the Afifi Group.

Published 30 July 2013
Last updated 30 July 2013 + show all updates
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