Israel’s Ambassador to Senegal Paul Hirschson extended the best wishes of the Jewish State last week for an “Eid Mubarak” on the occasion of the Islamic Festival of the Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, in a unique fashion.
“Khalif Ba helped us give 70 sheep to needy families for Tabaski, (Eid al Adha), Senegal’s most revered holiday,” Hirschson said in a post on the Embassy’s Facebook page. “We also gave three sheep each to six orphanages in Dakar.
“Penda Mbow, one of the most significant intellectuals in Senegal, joined the group as a representative of the First Lady,” he added.
Israel saves and enhances lives daily in what may be one of the least developed parts of the world, he told JewishPress.com in a separate email exchange.
Trade, investment and joint ventures are up, with Israeli companies prospering while generating employment and skills locally.