Sunday, April 14, 2013

14-Apr-13: In tonight's official commemoration of Memorial Day, a focus on the life of one girl and what is being done in her name

Makor Rishon [Click to view]
The executive team at the Malki Foundation, an organization with whose founding we were involved, sent the message below out to its supporters this afternoon. We felt some of our blog readers might want to know about it.
Keren Malki to be featured this evening as part of the official Yom Hazikaron (Remembrance Day) ceremonies 
An evening of song in memory of Israel's Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror will be broadcast live from the Knesset on Israel television's Channel 1. The event is produced jointly by the Knesset, the Department of Families and Memorial at the Ministry of Defense, and the Department of Terror Victims at the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi), entities operating throughout the year for the deceased and their families.

An annual event, the theme of this year's ceremony is "In their death, they bequeathed us", focusing on unique individuals and the organizations set up in their memory. Keren Malki, and the special life of Malki z"l, are amongst a select few to be featured this evening.

The ceremony will take place in the presence of Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, Minister of Defense Lt. Gen. (ret.) Moshe Ya'alon, Minister of Welfare and Social Services Meir Cohen, Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Gadi Eisencott, Police Commissioner Lt. General Yohanan Danino, and other representatives.

The ceremony is scheduled to start at 8:40 pm, straight after the traditional lighting of the memorial candle at the Kotel (Western Wall). Keren Malki's segment will be at approximately 9:15pm. Watch either on television or on the internet here.

As a lead up to Yom Hazikaron, an article about Keren Malki was published in this weekend's Hebrew language newspaper "Makor Rishon". Read the article (in Hebrew) here.  

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