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26 April 2004: Israeli Ambassador Encourages Reforms

Posted by Christina on February 28, 2009

mark_regev4Reporting on an event like this really opened my eyes to a whole new world of reporting on events. Being a freshman at UCI, I also showed me how the day’s youth really did care about seemingly more adult things. This was something I was experiencing for the first time, really.

New University Newspaper: Israeli Ambassador Encourages Reforms

Israeli Ambassador Encourages Reforms
by Christina Nersesian
Volume 37, Issue 25 | Apr 26 2004

The Anteaters for Israel were met with protesters outside the Barclay Theater Monday night when they invited spokesman of the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C., Mark Regev to speak about the Israeli government.

Regev began by explaining that Israel’s independence day is a time for Israelis to reflect on the things they did wrong as well as what they’ve done right with their country.

‘The wonderful depiction is of Castro’s Cuba or Kim Il Sung’s North Korea. Those have no problems because everything is perfect,’ Regev said. ‘In normal countries like the United States there are problems and these problems have to be dealt with.’

‘But then we make that balance of what we’ve achieved and what we haven’t achieved … what has been done well and what could be done better, what we’ve failed and where we’ve succeeded. There’s one thing that I as an Israeli can be proud of, and that is the fact that in our 56 years of independence, we’ve managed to build a very vibrant, diverse and powerful democracy.’

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