The French Embassy, the Institut Français d’Israël, and the Institut Français de Jérusalem are presenting a very rich program at the 27th edition of the Jerusalem International Book Fair that includes public discussions, the presentation of recent works, round tables, and meetings with French publishers and authors – among them Katherine Pancol, Geneviève Brisac, and Jean Mattern. More than 1,000 titles representative of contemporary French writing will be available to visitors.
France was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Israel on 11 May 1949, and subsequently played an active role in helping to consolidate the newly formed State by contributing to its defence effort.
Bilateral relations in the cultural, scientific and economic fields and in tourism are currently expanding fast, even as political relations take on greater depth.
Israel and France today engage in very close dialogue on international matters of shared interest. Reflecting the vitality of our political relations, a strategic annual dialogue between the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and his opposite number in Israel was instituted in 2009
Updated on 22.03.13