Israel says ‘thank you’ for actions of Quezon, the Filipino Schindler

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Israel has never forgotten the actions of the late President Manuel Quezon – the Filipino Schindler – who saved 1,200 German and Austrian Jews from the Nazis.

Since then, the Philippines and Israel have shared sound relations, which have prospered for more than 50 years.

To celebrate this friendship, Israel Ambassador to the Philippines Effie Ben Matityau said that his embassy would launch a year-long campaign called “Thank you Philippines.”

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The gesture will coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of Second World War.

“The ‘Thank You Philippines’ campaign for 2015 will have different programs and initiatives all year long, which will be carried out by the embassy,” Matityau said.

The ambassador added that one particular programme as part of the campaign took place in September at the launch of Quezon City’s 75th anniversary celebration, where he watched the screening of Israeli films about WWII survivors.

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