Friday, 23 May 2008

Belgrade 2008

DATA wishes good luck to all the participant countries in this year's Eurovision Song Contest:
Albania Armenia Azerbaijan Bosnia & Herzegovina Croatia Denmark Iceland Israel Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Latvia Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia Spain Sweden Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom

Monday, 19 May 2008

Invitation reminder

"Israel Syria Peace Society" - By Mr. Alon Liel and Mr. Gadi Baltianski.

19 May 2008, 17:00

Embassy of Greece
3 Daniel Frisch St. Tel Aviv,
16th floor

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Tel Aviv

Tuesday, 13 May 2008


Dear members, colleagues and friends:

DATA is pleased to welcome you to a presentation by former Ambassador and Chairman of the "Israel Syria Peace Society" Mr. Alon Liel and Mr Gadi Baltianski, Director General of the Geneva Initiative NGO, to discuss current trends in the Israel/Palestinian conflict.

Location and time:
Embassy of Greece 3 Daniel Frisch St. Tel Aviv, 16th floor

19 May 2008, 17:00

Due to limited space we request that all those interested in attending please RSVP by 12:00, Friday 16 May 2008.

Antonis Mandritis, DATA President
Embassy of Cyprus (054-237 36 38)

R. Greg Lyon, DATA Vice-President
Embassy of USA (054-560 93 06)

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Israel National Day

May 8, 2008 - Independence Day

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Concert in Rosh Ha'ayin

DATA has received the following invitation by Mr. Moshe Sinai, Mayor of Rosh Ha'ayin:

Music in the Tower

Celebration of Israel's 60th anniversary
on Thursday May 8th 2008, 9 pm
Migdal Tzedek

The Israeli Plectrum Orchestra – Rosh-Ha'ayin
conducted by Maestro Motti Smidt

The Meitav Vocal Ensemble of the Rosh Ha'ayin Music Conservatory
conducted by Idit Krimolovsky Chopen

Mizmorey Teiman Choir
conducted by Oded Barak
DATA members interested please RSVP by 6 May 2008 to one of the DATA board members below.
DATA proposes an earlier gathering at the parking lot of Cinema City at 19:45.

For questions and RSVP please contact:

Antonis Mandritis, President of DATA, Embassy of Cyprus
R. Greg Lyon, Vice-president of DATA, Embassy of USA
Ina Stoyanova, Secretary of DATA, Embassy of Bulgaria

Friday, 2 May 2008

Annual Charity Bazaar

Data has received the following invitation, by the Diplomatic Spouses's Club:
Annual Charity Bazaar
Sunday, May 4, 2008
11:00 to 16:00
22 Ha’Sadot Street, Kfar Shemaryahu
Residence of the Nigerian Embassy
Entrance fee: 10₪

Hundreds of Arts and Crafts including:
Olive Oil . Wood Carvings . Palestinian Embroidery . Beit Gemal Pottery .
Taybeh Peace Doves . Ethiopian Pottery . Negev Weaving . Israeli Immigrants tablecloths . UNICEF Cards . Roman Glass Jewellery . Cambodian Silk Items . Israeli Art Pottery . Bedouin Rugs . Second Hand Books

Morning Coffee and BBQ Lunch
Raffle Tickets will also be available, with Unique Country & Gift
Baskets, Restaurant Meals, and Many Other Attractive Prizes

The 2008 Charity Bazaar is in support of LO Combat Violence Against Women, a non-profit NGO providing shelter for battered and abused women in Israel regardless of background ~ 054 479 4013

DATA orientation committees

A meeting of DATA members to discuss the establishment of specific orientation committees with the aim to structure the Association and give further impetus to the goals of DATA was held on April 1st 2008, at the Embassy of Portugal in Tel Aviv.

Members from eleven countries participated in the meeting and established three committees, as follows:

Fernando Ferreira da Silva, Embassy of Portugal
Trajan-Doru Gheorghiu, Embassy of Romania
Teresa Mateus, Embassy of Portugal

Gonzalo Voto Bernales, Embassy of Peru
Diaa El Deen Hammad, Embassy of Egypt
W M S Bandara, Embassy of Sri Lanka
Torsak Janpian, Embassy of Thailand

Antonis Mandritis, Embassy of Cyprus
Robert G. Lyon, Embassy of USA

It was decided that more specific orientation committees could be envisaged in the future, should the scope of DATA activities so require.

Participation in the committees is open to all DATA members.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Tel Aviv