A re-elected NSW Liberal and Nationals Government will light the sails of the Sydney Opera House blue and white to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Israel’s independence.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the sails of the iconic Sydney Opera House had become the perfect canvas to show just how proud NSW is of its colourful diversity.
“We welcome people from all corners of the globe who come to NSW to share in the opportunities we offer and our values as a multicultural and multi-faith society,” Mr Perrottet said.
“The Jewish community is a strong part of our society, and we know they have made great contributions to the success of our state. Lighting the sails of the Sydney Opera House is about recognising Israel’s centrality to Jewish life.”
NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Darren Bark said Israel’s 75th Independence Day is a historic occasion for the NSW Jewish community.
“NSW and Israel share a warm, long-lasting relationship based on common values,” Mr Bark said.
“The lighting of the Opera House with the colours of the Israeli flag reinforces that no matter our background, our faith or the language we speak, everyone is welcome and has a place to call home in our cohesive, multicultural state.
“We thank the Premier and the NSW Liberal and National Government for standing with the State of Israel and the Jewish community in celebrating this historic and momentous occasion that will be remembered for years to come.”