First time:
Ambassador of Nepal in Israel tours Gush Etzion

Dr. Anjan Shakya says she decided to visit Gush Etzion in order to learn about it and bring back what she finds out to Nepal.

Mordechai Sones ,

Shakya and Ne'eman
Shakya and Ne'eman

For the first time ever, Nepal’s Ambassador to Israel Dr. Anjan Shakya arrived today (Wednesday) for an in-depth tour of Gush Etzion. The tour started with a visit to the community of Gevaot, where the Ambassador learned about the area and how Gevaot serves as a model for inclusion. Gevaot hosts the “Sadna” communal village for young adults with disabilities.

Afterwards she met with Gush Etzion Regional Council Head Shlomo Ne’eman in his office. There she learned about the heritage of Gush Etzion. Ambassador Shakya explained that she decided to visit in order to learn about the Gush and bring back what she finds out to Nepal.

Mayor Ne’eman explained that the blessing given to the portion of the tribe of Judah (Judea), is that the area is able to produce high quality wines. He then presented the Ambassador with several bottles of Gush wine as a gift. The Ambassador invited the Mayor to visit Nepal, wishing him a “Chag Sameach.”

In reaction to the visit Mayor Ne’eman said, “In addition to the special landscape of the Gush, we have a heritage here infused with education and human values. The Gevaot community amplifies those traits. It’s an honor to be part of that project. Gush Etzion is also the best place to learn what an Israeli home represents.”

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