According to the Telegram newspaper today, a St. John’s, Newfoundland exhibit of beautiful photographs of deserts, ruins, historic views of Jerusalem, views of people snorkelling and kayaking, lush green farmland and even the top of a ski slope “may surprise a visitor to learn that they are all from Israel“. Indeed, Joel Lion, Consul General for Israel, asserted “Israel is about much, much more than conflict… We’re exporting flowers to Holland, wine and perfume to France, and vodka to Russia. What a country,” he says. “I want people to love Israel because in our country, gays have all the same rights as anyone else in the world, because in our country Arab Muslim women can vote without any oppression.”
The photographs will hang in the main stairway of city hall until Nov. 3. The exhibit is sponsored by the public affairs division of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.