29 February 2020 - 4 Adar 5780 - ד' אדר ה' אלפים תש"פ
Philippines Roxas recognised for role in Israel independence E-mail

In a recent ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the death of the late President of the Phillipines, Manuel Acuña Roxas, his role in the recognition of the State of Israel was highlighted.

Roxas died of a heart attack on 15 April 1948 just one month before Israel’s declaration of Independence on 18 May 1948. Israel Ambassador to the Philippines, Zvi Vapni, spoke at a wreath laying ceremony commemorating the late president and acknowledged his role in the recognition of the State of Israel.

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