Thursday, October 22, 2015

Litvaks’ public diplomacy is important to Lithuania

uncaptioned image from press release by Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania.

Wednesday, October 21, Tel Aviv – President Dalia Grybauskaitė opened the first ever Israeli Litvak Forum in Tel Aviv. In her address to Jews with roots in Lithuania and their descendants, the President emphasized their special contribution to establishing Lithuania’s ties with the world and invited them to foster what connects Lithuanian and Jewish nations.
Litvaks are a large and prominent Jewish community with a longer than 600-year-old history. Many of them work to bring Lithuania closer to other countries with Jewish diasporas. Such public diplomacy serves to promote Lithuania across the world and to help establish contacts with foreign investors. ...

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