Israel Selecting the Logo for the US President’s Visit


The Prime Minister’s Office announces three logos were uploaded to the Prime Minister’s Facebook page. The public is invited to choose which of the three will be the official logo to accompany Operation Unbreakable Alliance – the name of the operation that was chosen for US President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel. The logos were designed by graphic artists chosen by the Government Advertising Agency in the spirit of the unity between Israel and the US.

The public will select the official logo by pressing the appropriate LIKE. The logo which receives the most ‘Likes’ in the next 48 hours will be chosen as the official logo of Operation Unbreakable Alliance. (Voting will end on Tuesday, 19 February 2013, at 16:00 Israel Time).

Hundreds of journalists from around the world are expected to come to Israel; a press center will be opened for them in Jerusalem. During the visit, emphasis will be placed on the use of social media and the involvement of the public, such as in choosing the official logo.

At the weekly Cabinet meeting this morning, National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror briefed ministers on preparations for US President Obama’s visit. He noted that the main issues of the visit will be focused on the diplomatic-security sphere – the Iranian nuclear issue, the situation in Syria and efforts to resume the negotiations with the PA (Palestinian Authority). He added that in light of the international interest in the visit, an effort will be made to present the development of the Israeli high-tech industry.

At the start of the Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said: “We are in the midst of preparations for the US President’s visit. It will focus on three issues: The first is Iran’s progress toward achieving nuclear weapons. To my regret, this progress is continuing. Iran has recently expedited its nuclear activity. It is enriching material at a high level and it is installing new centrifuges in order to shorten the time it takes to reach and cross the red line that I indicated in my UN speech. The second issue is the crumbling of the regime in Syria. Yesterday, we saw that the fighting is also approaching our border. We will continue to guard our border and prevent passage and entry to Israel, except for exceptional, isolated cases, everyone will be considered on its merits.

“The third issue that we will discuss is moving forward on the diplomatic process with the PA. Over the weekend, attorney Isaac Molcho, my representative to the talks, returned from a round of talks in Washington. This week, National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror is expected to go there. There is no doubt that this issue will be on the agenda and will be part of the work of the next government. During this visit, we will discuss the most significant issues regarding the security of the State of Israel and the assurance of its future.”

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)