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Israel @ 60:The day that Israel came to town

By Tom Tugend

February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm

Reuven Dafni, Israel's first consul general in Los Angeles (second from right) and his wife Rinna are welcomed at Hollywood Bowl celebration by L.A. Mayor and Mrs. Fletcher Bowron. Man on left is unidentified. Photo courtesy of Rinna Samuel

This is the first in a series of weekly columns celebrating Israel's 60th anniversary, leading up to Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel Independence Day, in May.
In the summer of 1948, the Jewish... read full article
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