My family and I first heard this story when we visited Israel in 2010, where there is a poignant monument called "Open Doors" in the Tel-Aviv suburb of Rishon Lezion
honoring MLQ and the Philippines.
Agam was born in Rishon Lezion
in what was then Mandate Palestine and though he moved to Zurich and then Paris, a large collection of his art found a permanent home in the place of his birth outside of Tel Aviv.
After getting past security, a taxi driver took them from the airport to a secret "safe house" in the city of Rishon LeZion
, said the paper.
The collaboration of the Filipinos and Jews is enshrined today at the Rishon Lezion
Monument Park and remains a symbol of Filipino humanitarian assistance during the Holocaust.
Authorities in Tel Aviv and Rishon Lezion
municipalities said they would open public shelters as a cautionary measure.
In 2009, the Philippine embassy and the Israeli government dedicated a monument in the city of Rishon Lezion
called the Open Doors monument to commemorate the humanitarian assistance provided by the Philippines to Jewish refugees.
Hosted by the city government of Rishon Lezion
led by its Mayor Dov Sur, the auspicious event was organized by Ephesus Travel and Tours represented by its president and general manager Rosemarie S.
Coalition chairman David Bitan was interrogated hours after 17 officials of the Israeli city Rishon Lezion
were arrested as part of a widening corruption probe into suspected bribe-taking, reported the Times of Israel.
One the other said an Israeli court in Rishon LeZion
extended the detention of head of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Raed Salah, yesterday for four days, in order to question him on suspicion of inciting terrorism and violence and supporting a banned organisation.
Laziz, an 8-year-old tiger, part of group of 15 animals from Gaza, the last survivors of the "worst zoo in the world", where dozens of animals died of starvation, is checked at the Hebrew University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Rishon LeZion
An 80-year-old woman knifed in Rishon LeZion
. Extremism has also raised its ugly head deep within Israeli society, too.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida said Israeli police detained two Palestinians in Netanya and Rishon Lezion
for allegedly stabbing four Israelis.