This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (ISECO) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Tel Aviv. To present Israel from a Taiwanese perspective, ISECO launched a photograph exhibition called "Meet Israel Through Taiwanese Eyes," which will be running at National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (CKSMH) in Taipei from Jan. 11 to Mar. 12.
According to the press release issued by CKSMH, ISECO stated the exhibition is held to celebrate mutual friendship and the fruitful exchange between Israel and Taiwan. All are welcome to enjoy the outcome of the interchange.
The 30 photographs displayed at the venue were taken by Taiwanese in Israeli cities, including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Since the photos span nearly ten years, viewers can see the changes that have taken place over the decades. Some of the Israeli sights and experiences shown in the pictures resemble Taiwanese cultures, like street food or traditional markets, while some are unique landscapes and cultures that can only be seen in Israel, such as the Dead Sea and Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest and religious worship.
ISECO indicated that progress has been made for the past 30 years with the collaboration between Israel and Taiwan. More than 25 agreements in the fields of research and development, technology, education, health, and welfare were signed. Bilateral trade and visits have been steadily increasing, and so have academic and literature and art exchanges.
ISECO is proud and satisfied with its achievements of the last three decades, and, at the same time, the Office looks forward to expanding and deepening its friendships and collaborations with Taiwan and the Taiwanese people in the future.
(Photo courtesy of Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei)
Cover photo: Ann - Machane Yehuda Market before Sukkot