Senior envoys representing dozens of nations took part in a symbolic Passover meal in Tel Aviv on Sunday night.
More than 80 ambassadors and diplomats attended the model seder, led by former Israeli ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub. The event was organized jointly by The Israel Project and the World Jewish Congress.
Among the guests were diplomats from Turkey, Uruguay, Switzerland, Poland, Bulgaria, United States, Germany, United Nations and the European Union, who ate matzah and other related foods, in what was for many their first seder meal.
Special haggadah books were made for the occasion so that everyone was able to join in, according to the Israel Project.
Lior Weintraub, TIP’s vice-president said that the meeting of foreign ambassadors and Israeli guests seated together allowed for a unique interaction and provided a glimpse into Israeli tradition and society, showing Israel in a positive light.
Former MK Shai Hermesh, Chairman of WJC-Israel, said that “The WJC is thrilled to share with members of the diplomatic corps the rich traditions of Pesach… We know that breaking matzoh around the seder table will be an especially enriching and memorable experience for all our friends.”