A Special Visit to Beit Hatfutsot by Mr. Tony Blair
We were proud and delighted to have the former Prime Minister of Britain, special envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East and founding chair of The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Mr. Tony Blair, for a short visit at Beit Hatfutsot on Friday, December 8.
Mr. Blair was hosted by Ms. Irina Nevzlin, chair of Beit Hatfutsot Board of Directors and president of the Nadav Foundation, and Mr. Dan Tadmor, CEO of Beit Hatfutsot. They guided him through the new wing, and thanked him deeply for his dedication to Israel and the Middle East.
Tony Blair visited the exhibition Forever Young – Bob Dylan at 75; and toured the Heroes – Trailblazers of the Jewish People gallery, which displays among the heroes Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister of Britain at the end of the 19th century; Mr. Blair was moved in particular by the Synagogues Hall and impressed by the original Menorah which survived the bombing of the great synagogue in Warsaw, during World War II.
At the end of his visit, Mr. Tony Blair wished Jews around the world a happy Hanukah, and noted that he is pleased to visit the Museum of the Jewish People which celebrates Jewish spirit and culture.
(photos: Aviv Hofi)