Australians, New Zealanders, and Israelis commemorate the Battle of Beersheba

Former enemies who are now friends joined together on Friday in paying tribute to courageous soldiers who fought and fell in the Battle of Beersheba and in other campaigns during the First World War.

In a series of ceremonies organized by the Australian and Turkish embassies in conjunction with the municipality of Beersheba, the heroism of Australian, New Zealand, Turkish, and German soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice in this and other campaigns was saluted by Australian Ambassador Dave Sharma, New Zealand Ambassador Jonathan Curr, Turkish Charge d’Affaires Cem Utkan, Beersheba Mayor Ruvik Danilovich, and Beersheba Deputy Mayor Heftsi Zohar.

Australian and New Zealand expats, representatives of Australian Zionist Youth groups from all over the country, diplomats, military attaches, and two Australian delegations currently in Israel were amongst those present.


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