Kiev museum hosts Days of Israel


KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — A Kiev cultural museum played host to Ukraine’s international Days of Israel event.

The event being held at the Mystetskiy Arsenal cultural museum complex ended Tuesday.

More than 4,000 guests visited the event each day, according to the organization committee. 

Security at the entrance to the event was tight in light of the recent deaths of activists on a Gaza-bound flotilla during clashes with Israeli naval forces who intercepted the ships.

Days of Israel was initiated by the Israeli Cultural Center at the Israeli Embassy in Kiev. It was planned in cooperation with many local Jewish organizations, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Kiev Jewish community.

Exhibits highlighted Israel as a country with a rich, ancient history and impressive achievements in high-tech, medicine, agriculture and art.

An Israeli street installation featured shops, galleries, street ads, bars, restaurants, theaters and cinemas.


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