From 8pm to 8.30pm local Israeli time, organized by the Chinese Embassy in the State of Israel, the Tel Aviv City Hall building displays the Chinese flag to pay tribute to everyone who is fighting the new coronavirus on the front line.
That night, hundreds of Chinese and overseas Chinese and friendly people from all walks of life gathered in Rabin Square. The people of the two countries held up five-star red flags, Israeli flags and bilingual signs, shouting slogans such as "Wuhan Come, China Come" in Chinese and Hebrew, expressing Support for China's fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic.
Dai Yuming, the temporary ambassador of the Chinese Embassy in Israel, attended the event that evening. He said, "We are very grateful to the Tel Aviv Municipality and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs for hosting this event for China. It is the friendship between the people of Tel Aviv and the Chinese people. Now we, the Chinese government and the Chinese people, are united in one mind and are united in one city. We are now in the great struggle against the epidemic. We can certainly win the battle. "
Israeli representatives also attended the event.
On the evening of the 11th, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai posted a post on Twitter describing the event.
@Mayor of Tel Aviv
The Municipality hall is lit tonight with the colors of the Chinese flag in solidarity with those affected by the #Corona Virus. We appreciate the efficient way with which China is dealing with the situation and send our best wishes for a speedy recovery for everyone in need.
There is also a live picture in the twitter. You can see that many people gathered in front of the city hall to bless and pray for China together.
Yuval Rotem, Director General of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, attended the event and wrote on Twitter “Solidarity with China & the Chinese people, from one sister city to another!
@Israel Tel Aviv: Israelis & Chinese gathered at town hall square tonight to send a message of solidarity to the people of China, who are dealing with the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
@Tel Aviv, a sister city of Beijing, lit the town hall building in the colors of the Chinese flag.”
Gilad Cohen, the Deputy Director General of Israel ’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also participated in the event and wrote on Twitter, “China, our second-largest trading partner and third largest export destination is facing a huge challenge. Now is the time to stand by our friends and offer assistance, encouragement & medical solutions. A friend in need is a friend indeed.”