For Israel, 60 Candles And Many Luminaries
“Most countries mark big celebrations with music and fireworks. Here in Israel, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, they are also celebrating with talk.
At mid-afternoon Wednesday, the center of the Jewish universe was almost certainly the modern-looking convention center here. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz was kibitzing with former White House domestic policy adviser Jay Lefkowitz. Ron Lauder, the former ambassador who now heads the World Jewish Congress, was holding court on a couch nearby, and Leslie Wexner, founder of the Limited clothing chain and one of richest men in the United States, was spotted crossing the room. A crowd, meanwhile, was forming to hear Dershowitz discuss the moral dimensions of foreign policy with Václav Havel, Mort Zuckerman and Efraim Halevy, the former director of the Israeli spy agency Mossad.”
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