Had an interesting shoot yesterday and came back with a few photos I like.
Ceremony for recognition of excelling police officers, just a few days before Independence Day, started out like this…
President Shimon Peres and Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino are welcomed at the entrance to a pre-Independence Day ceremony paying tribute to excelling police officers. Jerusalem, Israel. 23-Apr-2012.
Then Shimon Peres got on stage and put up quite a show…
Israel Police Comissioner Yohanan Danino is greatly amused by story told by President Shimon Peres related to first Israel Police Commissioner, Yichezkel Sahar. Jerusalem, Israel. 23-Apr-2012.
Later, it got a bit personal…
President Shimon Peres kisses and consoles mother of Senior NCO Paskal Avrahami, killed in action in August 2011 after 25 years of service as family receives a certificate honoring their son’s lifetime achievements. Jerusalem, Israel. 23-Apr-2012.
And concluded with the Tikva…
President Shimon Peres and Minister of Internal Security Yitzhak Aharonovitch sing “HaTikva”, the Israeli National Anthem, concluding a ceremony, viewed through the bent arm of a saluting Israel Police officer. Jerusalem, Israel. 23-Apr-2012.
Following “Bring Him Home!” on http://TIPUSIM.com in Jerusalem and the gracious permission I received from Keren Avrashi to use her song “What will be?” in the soundtrack, I also received an invitation to Keren’s performance last Thursday night at the Tzuzamen Bar in Tel-Aviv. Dorit and I met Sharon, Keren’s lovely PR lady and manager, at the bar entrance at the beginning of what proved to be a magical, musical, evening.
Keren is a wonderfully talented musician with a voice that pierces your heart, especially at a very small and intimate performance with a couple of beers. Accompanied by her husband and baby boy, and accompanied on stage by Udi Blum (guitar) and Nir Vagdanski (accordion), Keren sang beautifully and made the drive to Tel-Aviv well worth it!
Before singing “What will be?”, Keren honored me by mentioning my use of the song and dedicated it to Gilad Shalit’s quick return. Amen!
Keren, I wish you all the best! Much success and happiness! and thank you, both for the use of your song and for a wonderful evening!
hey! what’s the big hurry?! you were only born yesterday!
but i am so proud of you! i’m proud! i’m happy! … and i’m sad! can you understand that?