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Co-financing of projects - activities for strengthening connections between Serbia and Diaspora and Serbia and Serbs in Region

 

The competition for co-financing of activities for strengthening connections between Serbia and diaspora, as well as Serbia and Serbs in Region that is underway is being announced once a year and this year will last until March 30th. The information, conditions and manner of realization of the competition, can be found at the links below:

For diaspora:

http://www.dijaspora.gov.rs/konkurs-za-finansiranje-za-sufinansiranje-projekata-organizacija-iz-dijaspore/

For Serbs in Region:

http://www.dijaspora.gov.rs/konkurs-za-finansiranje-za-sufinansiranje-projekata-organizacija-iz-regiona/

 


Visit by the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel

Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Maja Gojkovic has, on the invitation by the Speaker of Knesset Yuli Edelstein, paid an official visit to the State of Israel on February 13-14, 2018. 

Gojkovic and Edelstein had a very meaningful meeting in which both sides reaffirmed good relations between Serbia and Israel based on the traditional friendship between the two peoples, expressed willingness and openness for cooperation, both within the scope of the committees of the two parliaments and parliamentary friendship groups, as well as on the multilateral level within international parliamentary organizations. Speakers of the two parliaments also discussed deepening the cooperation in the fields of economy, information technologies, innovations, construction, agriculture, and tourism.     

Apart from the meeting with Edelstein, the Speaker of the National Assembly had separate meetings with the leader of the opposition in the Knesset Isaac Herzog and with the leader of Yesh Atid MK Yair Lapid. 

During the visit, the Speaker of the National Assembly visited the Holocaust Remembrance Center Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, where she paid her respect to the victims of the WWII Holocaust by laying a wreath, especially honouring the victims of the Ustasha camp Jasenovac.

 

This visit had a special historic aspect, being the first ever visit by a Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel. Both sides have assessed the visit as very important for furthering the parliamentary cooperation, and also for the development of the overall bilateral relations between the two countries. Presidents of parliamentary friendship groups Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Vladimir Marinkovic, PhD. and Oded Forer have contributed, by their participation, to the success of the visit.  


Presentation of the tourist potentials of Serbia in Israel


The presentation of the tourist potentials of Serbia was held at Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv, on February 7th, with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Israel. The presentation was organized by the Tourist Organization of Serbia (TOS) and the Tourist Organization of Belgrade (TOB), in partnership with the OpenSky Israel Agency, with the participation of representatives of tourist organizations from Serbia who took part in the International Tourism Exhibition IMTM 2018, a large number of representatives from israeli turist sector and representatives of the media.

In his address, Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic highlighted the high level of tourism exchange, especially from Israel towards Serbia, achieved in the past year, with the emphasis that the growing trend is especially present in the past year when there was an increase of 195% in the number of overnight stays of Israeli tourists (Israel second by number of overnight stays in Belgrade, and 11th in Serbia). On this occasion, Ambassador emphasized that Serbia has always had friendly relations with Israel, but that in the last few years, more than ever, it has become a very attractive location for Israeli tourists, thanks to the promotion of this kind - through the gathering of the most important tourist representatives of both countries in one place at presentations and fairs, but also through active and continuous promotion of Serbia's tourist advantages throughout the year. He welcomed the efforts in order to further enhance tourism cooperation and invited the Israeli side to continue promoting and discovering Serbia as a suitable tourist destination, in support to a positive trend in tourism cooperation.

Presentations on the tourist offer of Serbia were held by Marija Labović, Director of TOS and Jelena Stankovic, from the Public Relations Department at TOB. On this occasion, direct talks (B2B meetings) of Israeli and Serbian tourist representatives were held, with in order to concretize proposals for improving cooperation in the field of tourism.


International tourism exhibition IMTM 2018 - participation of delegation from Serbia

The International Tourism Fair - Tourism Exhibition IMTM 2018 started on February 6th 2018, with representatives of the tourism sector of Serbia attending this event (Tourism Organization of Serbia, Tourist Organization of Belgrade, Tourist Organization of Subotica, Serbia Tour Operator, Omniturs, S-Travel DMC, Atomska Banja from Gornje Trepče and JP Stara Planina). In order to establish even stronger cooperation in the field of tourism, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of the Republic of Serbia Dr Miroslav Knezevic visited Israel, during the Fair. In front of the Tourist Organization of Serbia, Director Marija Labović is also present at the fair.
On the margins of this event, the state secretary of the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Dr M. Knezevic and Ambassador M. Stanojevic, had a meeting and a meeting with the Minister of Tourism of Israel Jariv Levin. Both sides agreed that tourism is one of the areas in which there is the greatest potential for further development of cooperation, which can have a positive effect on the overall bilateral relations.


New Honorary Consulate of Serbia in Israel, Headed by Boris Krasny

At the ceremony organized on January 10, 2018 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Boris Krasny was handed the Exequatur by the chief of State Protocol Meron Reuben and the original Letters patent by Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic, thus becoming the new Honorary Consul of Serbia in Israel, with the seat in Jerusalem. 

Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic has, on the occasion, stressed that opening of another Honorary Consulate in Israel is itself a confirmation of good relations between the two countries, expressing strong belief that Boris Krasny, a consultant and businessman, respected in as well as outside Israel, will contribute to their further advancement.   


Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia Receives the Acknowledgment of the State of Israel for Extraordinary Contribution to Strengthening the Ties Between Israel and Serbia

At the formal ceremony held at Knesset on December 26, 2017, organized by MK Oded Forer the President of the Parliamentary friendship group with Serbia, acknowledgements for extraordinary contributions to strengthening the ties between Israel and Serbia have been awarded.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel Milutin Stanojevic, being one of the recipients, has on this occasion expressed his gratitude for this significant acknowledgment, stressing the long-lived tradition of friendship between the two peoples, forged in the toughest historical circumstances, based on which the two countries can look at the future development of their relations with great optimism. He pointed out that, as the Serbian Ambassador to Israel, his endeavors were made easier thanks to the contribution of the prominent individuals, recipients of this acknowledgment, many of whom have dedicated their entire professional careers to building bridges between the two peoples and countries, while as a recipient feels exceptionally honoured to be in this group among them.

Recipients of the award are journalist and President of the Israel-Serbia Friendship Association Michael Freund, designer Dan Raizinger, musicologist Dusan Mihalek, author Ana Shomlo, interpreter Dina Katan Ben Cion, as well as other prominent members of the Assosiation of Jews from the Former Yugoslavia Miriam Aviezer, Aleksandar Nikolic, Eliezer Papo, Ivan Cereshnesh and editor of the bulletin “Most” Milan Fogel.

The host MK Oded Forer, director for Balkans at the MFA Ambassador Dan Oryan, and engineer Josef Zamboki, the initiator of the establishment of the Israel-Serbia economy association have addressed the participants. The three of them, have as signatories of the awards, handed them out on behalf of their respective organizations.   


Visit by Minister Nenad Popovic to Israel

Minister without portfolio responsible for innovation and technological development of the Republic of Serbia Nenad Popovic paid an official visit to the State of Israel December 23-25, 2017. During the visit he had separate meetings with the Minister of Science, Technology and Space Ofir Akunis, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yuval Rotem, heads of the Israel Innovation Authority, research center Volcani of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bar-Ilan University, as well as the representatives of some of the leading companies of the IT sector. During the visit Minister Popovic has also visited The Holocaust Memorial Complex Yad Vashem where he laid a wreath.

Ministers Popovic and Akunis agreed upon signing the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the fields of innovation and digital economy between the two countries, as well as setting up an Intergovernmental Committee for cooperation. Both sides assessed the meeting as very important for the further development of innovational and technological cooperation between Serbia and Israel. 


Seminar in "Yad Vashem" for archivists and librarians from Serbia

A seminar for archivists and librarians from Serbia, organized by the International School at the Holocaust Memorial Center "Yad Vashem" was opened today, 4th of December, attended by 25 representatives of the most important archival and librarian institutions from Serbia. This is the first seminar of this kind organized in "Jad Vashem", which in itself speaks of a high level of cooperation between the relevant institutions in Serbia and this memorial center. It focuses on specific issues related to archival and library work in the Holocaust field and how to use the available documentation for disseminating knowledge about the Holocaust.

On this occasion, participants were welcomed by the Director of the Department of Europe, R. Bad Kaplan, Foreign Affairs Director and Assistant President Dr. J. Gevir, Director of the Library, Dr. R. Rozet and representatives of the Yad Vashem Archives. In the name of participants spoke Miško Stanišić, director of Terraforming, an NGO from Serbia that was engaged in the implementation of this project. Ambassador Milutin Stanojević addressed participants and expressed gratitude to the hosts for the organization of the seminar, emphasizing the importance of cooperation in the field of studying the Holocaust.


Remembrance Day

On the occasion of the Remembrance Day, a commemorative ceremony organized by the British Embassy was held on November 12, 2017 at the Commonwealth Cemetery in Ramla.

On behalf of the Embassy of Serbia, H.E. Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic and DA Col. Predrag Kostic laid a wreath.

 

Jewish New Year's Reception

At a reception in Jerusalem on the occasion of the Jewish New Year, the President of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin has hosted the representatives of the diplomatic corps.

 

On that occasion the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel Milutin Stanojevic had a short meeting and conversation with the president.    


Republic of Serbia Abolishes Visa Regime For Holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports of the Kingdom of Thailand

The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand on abolishment of visa regime for holders of diplomatic and official passports has entered into force on September 8, 2017. Starting from this date, citizens of both countries, have the right to enter, transit, and stay on the territory of the other country without visa, up to 90 days from the date of the entrance. 


Republic of Serbia Abolishes Visa Regime For Holders of Diplomatic And Official Passports of the Republic of Indonesia

The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on abolishment of visa regime for holders of diplomatic and official passports has entered into force on September 2, 2017. Starting from this date, citizens of both countries, have the right to enter, transit, and stay on the territory of the other country without visa, up to 30 days from the date of the entrance.  


Day of Remembrance of Expelled and Killed Serbs

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel has marked the Day of Remembrance of expelled and killed Serbs by the parastos held in the Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Peter and Saint Tabitha in Tel Aviv (Jaffo) on August 5, 2017.

 


Seminar in "Yad Vashem" for teachers and educators from the Republic of Serbia and Republika Srpska

Organized by the International school of the Memorial Center “Yad Vashem” in Jerusalem the seminar on the Holocaust was executed from July 24 to July 31, 2017 for educators from the Republic of Serbia and Republika Srpska. This was the tenth annual seminar organized for the participants from Serbia (sixth for participants from Srpska) as „Seminar for Serbian Speaking Тeachers аnd Еducators“.

Chargé d'affaires a.i. Dejan Blagiojevic participated the formal ending of the seminar on July 31 and has on the occasion in his address thanked the hosts for excellent organization and many years of successful cooperation. He has pointed out the importance of studying the Holocaust and preserving the remembrance of its victims, as well as passing on the knowledge to the next generations in which the educators are a key part.  


Visit by the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vulin to the State of Israel

Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vulin paid an official visit to the State of Israel July 24-25, 2017, during which he meet with the Minister of Defence Avigdor Liberman. The two ministers signed the Agreement of cooperation in the field of Defence between the coutries.  

During the visit minister Vulin met with Theophilos III, the Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine, and has also visited The Holocaust Memorial Complex Yad Vashem where he laid a wreath. 


Serbia Abolishes Visa Regime for the Citizens of Peru

The Government of the Republic of Serbia has, on May 11th 2017, adopted Decision to abolish visa regime for the citizens of the Republic of Peru, holders of ordinary passports, allowing them to enter, transit and stay in the Republic of Serbia up to 90 days within six months from the date of the first entry.

The Decision came into force on May 20th 2017.


International Course on Integrated Pest Management

Closing ceremony of the International Course on Integrated Pest Management was held on April 6th in Tel Aviv.

The course was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAW) in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Center for International Agricultural Development Organization (CINADCO), Volcani Center and the Agricultural Research Organization (ARO).
Participants of the course had the opportunity to meet experts from this field, especially regarding protection of plants – integrated pest management, and also to discuss, through concrete projects, opportunities for the implementation of Israeli technology in our conditions.

Our representatives from Serbia – dr Sonja Tančić Živanov from the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crop Novi Sad, dr Milan Brankov from the Maize Research Institute Zemun polje and M.Sc. Miloš Petrović, Teaching Assistant at Agriculture Faculty, University of Novi Sad, received diplomas - certificates for the participation. Diplomas were handed to our participants by the consul dr Sonja Stoiljković, on the behalf of the Embassy.

 


Public international open competition for the design of a conceptual solution for the Zoran Djindjic Memorial

We would like to inform you that the Belgrade City Administration, Secretariat for Culture, has announced a “Public international two-phase open competition for the design of a conceptual solution for the Zoran Đinđić memorial at the Students square in Belgrade”.

The aim of the competition is to obtain the best quality conceptual solution for the Zoran Đinđić Memorial at the Students Square in Belgrade and to create a dignified memory of Zoran Đinđić, his life, work and social and historical changes he initiated in Serbia, as well as of his tragic death at the entrance to the building of the Government of the Republic of Serbia on March 12, 2003.

Zoran Đinđić was one of the founders of the Democratic Party and served as President of the Executive Board from September 1990, and as President of the Party from January 1994. He was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Philosophy and Social Theory, member of all three multiparty sessions of the National Parliament of the Republic of Serbia and of the Council of the Republics in the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

He was elected Mayor of Belgrade on the 21st February 1997, representing the Together coalition, which topped the polls in many Serbian cities in the 1996 local elections. In June 2000, Đinđic took on the role of coordinator in the Alliance for Change and then became head of the Central Election Committee and promotional campaign coordinator of the Serbian Democratic Opposition (DOS) for the elections held on the 24th September 2000.

He became Prime Minister of Serbia on 25th January 2001, after the victory of DOS in the Serbian parliamentary elections in December 2000. Zoran Đinđic was murdered on March 12th 2003 in front of the Serbian government building, for striving to liberate Serbia from her past and to lead her into the future. Đinđic left behind his wife Ruzica, daughter Jovana and son Luka.

Please find more information at the following link: ZORAN ĐINĐIĆ MEMORIAL

 

 


Ensemble For New Music „The Construction Site“ Performs in Tel Aviv

The „Construction Site“ ensemble for modern music from Belgrade has, with its performance on December 13, 2016, opened a new concert season of contemporary music in the Clermont Hall of the University of Tel Aviv.

Pianist Neda Hofman, mezzo soprano Ana Radovanovic, flutist Marina Nenadovic and cellist Srdjan Sretenovic, performing pieces by Serbian and Israeli contemporary composers, have in a virtuous way presented Serbian musical culture to the Israeli public.

Present at the concert were H.E. Milutin Stanojevic Ambassador of Serbia to Israel, Israeli composers whose pieces were performed, members of the Israeli composers’ association, as well as professors and students of the Tel Aviv University’s Mehta-Buhman Academia.    


The Church Choral Society “Branko” from Nis visits Israel

The Church Choral Society “Branko” from Nis performed on November 27 at the Auditorium of the Notre Dame Cemter in Jerusalem. This concert was organized on the initiative of the members of the society, through the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Israel, with the blessing and the support by the Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the Patriarch of Jerusalem and all Palestine Theophilos III.

The turnout at the concert was very good, and apart from the members of the diplomatic corps, it was attended by the representatives of the Jerusalem Patriarchate headed by the Patriarch Theophilos III.

After a few introductory, salutatory hymns performed by the St. Jacob Orthodox Cathedral Choir from Jerusalem, the choir “Branko” presented the local public, in the best way, with its excellent performance, the Serbian spiritual and secular choir music.   


Remembrance Day

On the occasion of the Remembrance Day, a commemorative ceremony was held on November 13 at the Military Cemetery in Ramla, near Tel Aviv. At the cemetery, as well as in all of Israel, there is no distinct Serbian military memorial and traditionally the ceremony in the memory of the victims of World War I is organized by the British Embassy.

Representatives of Israeli institutions and Military, Israeli veterans, diplomatic and military representatives took part in the ceremony.

On behalf of the Embassy of Serbia, H.E. Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic and DA Col. Predrag Kostic laid a wreath.


INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF REAL ESTATE SALES SERVICES – THE SALE OF DIPLOMATIC REAL ESTATE IN NEW YORK (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA), TOKYO (JAPAN), BONN (GERMANY), AND BERNE (SWITZERLAND)

- Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Slovenia, and the Republic of Serbia – as the sole Successor States to the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (hereinafter "the SFRY") – and the co-owners of diplomatic and consular property of the SFRY, as the previous title owner, hereby issue an invitation to tender for the provision of the service of brokering the sale of the following immovable property1:

a) Permanent Mission of the SFRY to the UN, New York, USA (854 Fifth Avenue, N.Y. 10065); additional indicative data: block 1391, Lot 6, site area 3,600 sq. ft./30 x 120, gross living area 16,125 sq. ft, est. 1910;

b) Residence of the Permanent Representative of the SFRY to the UN, New York, USA (730 Park Avenue, N.Y. 10021); additional indicative data: Apt. 16/17B, cooperative interest, 718/30.000 shares, block 1385, Lot 37, project name: Park 71st St. Corp., gross living area above grade 4,294 sq. ft., Act. Age: 1929;

c) Embassy and residence of the SFRY in Tokyo, Japan (7-24, 4-chome, Kitashinagawa Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo); additional indicative data: land 316-37 Kita Shinagawa 4-Chome, Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, registered total area 995.27 m2 (app. 28 m x 30 m), building 316-37 Kita Shinagawa 4-Chome, Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, total floor area 1,725.70 m2 (size in building design document), time of completion 1965;

d) Embassy of the SFRY in Bonn, Germany (Schlossallee 5, 5300 Bonn 2), additional indicative data: land register Mehlem, entry no. 2,865, building and garden/courtyard area 5,441 m2, Schlossallee 1 and 5, floor area 1,565 m2 (ground floor, cellar, attic, underground garage with 14 parking spaces);

e) Embassy and residence of the SFRY in Berne, Switzerland (Seminarstrasse 5, 3006 Bern), additional indicative data: estate: nr. 199 Bern 4, land area: total 1,760 m2, building gross area 540 m2, garden area/courtyard 1,220 m2, construction year: 1978.

The Successor States underline the following:

- The service of brokering the sale of all the immovable property listed above will be awarded to a single real estate agency, which will be awarded the contract by the Successor States;

- The deadline for submitting tenders is 30 days from the day following the issuing of this invitation to tender, while the Successor States will notify tenderers of their decision within 50 days from the deadline for submitting tenders;

-  Among the references qualifying them to successfully broker the sale of the listed property, interested tenderers will submit the following documents, and define their conditions for providing brokerage services. In their offer, the interested tenderers will include:

a) Documents certifying that the tenderer is a registered company;
b) Documents proving that the tenderer has offices, branches, or partner organisations in the countries where the property on sale is located, operating in the listed cities (New York, USA; Tokyo, Japan; Bonn, Germany; Bern, Switzerland);

c) Documents showing the tenderer's turnover amounted to at least US$ 100 million2in the last three years;

d) Guarantee for the offer in the amount of US$ 50,000.00 (the guarantee will be returned to the tenderer upon the signing of the brokerage contract);

e) Performance guarantee in the amount of US$ 100,000.00 (the performance guarantee will be returned to the tenderer upon the completion of the contract);

f) Evidence of financial and business solvency;

g) Evidence of technical and professional capacities and references proving the successful provision of brokerage services;

h) Certificate of no conviction of the tenderer/legal entity and its CEO, in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of the registered seat of the tenderer and permanent residence of its CEO;

- The period of validity of the tender shall be at least 90 days from the date of submission;

-  Interested tenderers will specify their tenders as a brokerage fee, which is a percentage of the total gross sales price of the property listed above;

-  The lowest brokerage fee shall be the decisive criterion in selecting the successful tenderer, provided that the tenderer meets all the above conditions;

-  Interested tenderers will submit their tenders (in a sealed envelope, marked with the designation 'Do not open') by registered mail addressed to:

Stanislav Vidovič, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, SI-1001 Ljubljana, Prešernova cesta 25.

- The Successor States will provide appraisals of the market value of all the listed immovable property to the successful tenderer; the property's appraised market value will represent the minimum asking price for the property concerned, unless otherwise decided by the Successor States;

- The sale of the immovable property will be conducted preferably by way of public auction or by any other method in accordance with the local real estate market practice for each immovable property concerned, as advised by interested tenderers in their tenders;

- The Successor States reserve the right not to select any tenderer, even if all conditions are met;

- The immovable property listed in this invitation to tender may be sold separately or not. Each Successor State must confirm the sale of each immovable property under the terms to be negotiated with the best offer/potential buyer prior to concluding the sale if the purchase price offered is below the appraised market value or the minimum asking price.

Contact details for additional information: gp.mzz@gov.si or sekretariat.mzz@gov.si

Please find the documents required for applying here:
Tenderer information sheet 
Tender Bond (Guarantee) Form B-1
Performance Bond (Guarantee) Form B-2

 



[1] The information on property in this invitation to tender are only indicative. The Successor States accept no responsibility for their accuracy. Precise information may be obtained by consulting public databases of the countries where the immovable property is located. The Successor States will submit relevant data in their possession regarding the immovable property listed in this invitation to tender to the successful tenderer after the completion of the selection process.

[2] Or the equivalent in €, CHF, or ¥.


Funeral of Shimon Peres

President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic attended, on September 30th in Jerusalem, the state memorial ceremony and the state funeral of 9th President of the State of Israel Shimon Peres. Attending the funeral, as part of the presidential delegation of the Republic of Serbia, were also Milutin Stanojevic Ambassador to Israel, and Ivan Mrkic, advisor to the president.      


DETORIORATION OF THE SECURITY SITUATION IN ISRAEL AND WEST BANK


Security situation in Israel, especially in the Old City of Jerusalem, where the most visited tourist sites are located, has been deteriorating since mid-September 2015. The situation is followed by violent incidents, and the possibility of terrorist attacks, in which foreign tourists could be dragged in, should also not be ruled out.

In that regard, citizens of the Republic of Serbia are advised to avoid traveling to Israel and the West Bank, while those who remain determined to travel should avoid areas of public gathering. Also, it is necessary to pay close attention to the local media for updates on the developments.

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tel Aviv is paying close attention to the developments and is at the disposal of the citizens of Serbia staying in or planning to travel to Israel, for all the available information on the current security situation. 


Lecture of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Israel at the Institute "Shem Olam"

H. E. Milutin Stanojevic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel, this Monday, 1st of August, held a lecture at the Institute for Holocaust "Shem Olam." On that occasion he had a long conversation with the director of the Institute Rabbi Avraham Krieger. The initiative for the meeting and lecture is the result of a very good cooperation between the Embassy and the Ambassador with Professor Gideon Greif, chief historian of the Institute and former " Yad Vashem" researcher.

In a lecture on the Holocaust and genocide, before prominent members of the Institute "Shem Olam", Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic pointed out the connection and friendship among Serbian and Jewish people, dating from the most difficult historical moments, and also shared responsibility in countering the attempts of audit and erasing of the history, as well as equalizing criminals and victims.

On the same occasion , Ambassador handed a gift book "From cradle to Jasenovac" to Rabbi A. Krieger.

 


Seminar on the Holocaust in "Yad Vashem" for educators from the Republic of Serbia and Republika Srpska

Organized by the International school of the Memorial Center “Yad Vashem” in Jerusalem, on July 24, 2016 a seminar on the Holocaust began, with the participation of a group of eighteen educators from the Republic of Serbia and eleven from Republika Srpska. This is the ninth annual seminar for participants from Serbia (fifth for participants from Srpska) as „Seminar for Serbian Speaking Тeachers аnd Еducators“, which was carried out, in the case of Serbia, in the cooperation between the Ministry of education, science and technological development and "Yad Vashem".

 

In his address the Ambassador of Serbia Milutin Stanojevic expressed gratitude to the hosts for organizing the seminar pointing out the significance of cooperation in the field of studying about and remembering the Holocaust. In this context, he emphasized the importance of the role the educators have in conveying the knowledge in the field of Holocaust studies, underlining also the importance of utilization Israel’s experiences when speaking about the remembrance of the genocide committed against the Serbian people during the World War II.   


Commemoration dedicated to Jasenovac - contribution to the organization

On May 8th 2016 in New York was held 15th Annual Commemoration dedicated to Jasenovac, organized by "Jasenovac Research Institute " in New York, with the support of the Department of Migration Policy, Diaspora and Social Arrangements of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and organizations of Serbs in diaspora. Among the main guests, historian from Israel, an expert from the Institute for Holocaust "Shem Olem" Professor Dr. Gideon Greif also took a participation.

Having in mind the importance of Commemoration marking the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the Jasenovac camp, at Assembly of All Serbs (Svesrpski sabor) held 3-4 of June this year in Zurich, the Swiss Association of Serbian businessmen awarded a plaque for the contribution to the organization of the Commemoration in gratitude to H.E. Milutin Stanojevic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel.


Victory over Fascism Day

The Victory over Fascism Day was traditionally marked in Israel, with ceremony in The World Holocaust Remembrance Center Jad Vashem.

On this occasion, H.E. Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel Milutin Stanojevic and Colonel Predrag Costic laid a wreath.


Air Serbia and EL AL Sign Codeshare Agreement

At the solemn ceremony in the premises of the Israeli international airport Ben Gurion on March 28, 2016, director general of Air Serbia Dane Kondic and CEO of EL AL David Maimon, have signed the Codeshare agreement.

In his address on this occasion, H.E. Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic has extended his congratulations and assessed that signing of the agreement will positively affect not only the two companies but also their customers. He also stressed that this step will contribute to closer connections between people from the two countries, as well as to furthering cooperation and relations between Serbia and Israel.


Information on the forthcoming elections in the Republic of Serbia

Please see information details on the forthcoming elections in Serbian language, Latin and Cyrillic versions.


Visit of Israeli Business Association in Serbia to the State of Israel

Business delegation consisting of representatives of Israeli Business Association in Serbia, with Mr. D. Bogunovic - president of the Jewish community in Belgrade as a founder of the organization, is currently visiting Israel. 

During the visit, the delegation met with H.E. Mr. Milutin Stanojević, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel.


Bilateral defense consultations with the State of Israel

Bilateral defense consultations of the Republic of Serbia with the State of Israel were held from 17-20th January 2016. Head of the Serbian delegation was Captain Milan Konjikovac .

The delegation comprising Captain Milan Konjikovac, Colonel Predrag Kostic and Lieutenant Colonel Branko Misic laid a wreath on January 19th, at the Memorial Centre Yad Vashem, in memory of Holocaust victims.


RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TRAVELS

In case of intent, in the forthcoming period, to travel to Israel, please bear in mind the deteriorating security situation, which has, since mid September 2015, been manifesting itself through almost daily violent incidents and terrorist attacks. Due to their frequency and dispersion, a possibility of a terrorist attack involving foreign tourists, should not be ruled out.

In that sense, we advise the citizens of Serbia to reconsider their decision to travel to Israel, and if they do travel, during their stay to pay close attention to safety in places of public assembly, especially in Old City Jerusalem.

We suggest our citizens to inform themselves, on regular basis, in the local media on the developments. The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tel Aviv is paying close attention to the developments and is at the disposal for all the available information on the current security situation.

Pay close attention to safety if traveling to the West Bank, while travel to Gaza is not recommendable.

Also, more information may be obtained at the site of Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://mfa.rs/sr/index.php/konzularni-poslovi/putovanja-u-inostranstvo/vize-za-inostranstvo-i-informacije-o-drzavama/100-spisak-zemalja-za-putovanje-u-inostranstvo/10533-izrael-konz?lang=cyr


Exhibition of Ljiljana Bursać’s Art in Ein Hod

On Saturday December 5th, 2015 in the “Janco-Dada” Museum in the art colony/village of Ein Hod, near Haifa, exhibition of our academic painter Ljiljana Bursac’s art was opened.

The exhibition will be open for visitors until February 15th 2016.

For more information go to  http://www.jancodada.co.il/?page_id=1820&lang=en


Remembrance Day

On the occasion of the Remembrance Day, a commemorative ceremony was held on November 8, 2015 at the Ramla Military Cemetery, organized by British Embassy in Tel Aviv. At the cemetery, as well as in all of Israel, there is no distinct Serbian military memorial. Traditionally, the ceremony is held in the memory of the victims of World War I on Sunday preceding November 11. Representatives of Israeli institutions and Military, Israeli veterans, diplomatic and military representatives took part in the ceremony.

On behalf of the Embassy of Serbia, H.E. Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic and DA Col. Predrag Kostic laid a wreath.


THE TRUTH - NO KOSOVO UNESCO

 

Link:  http://www.mfa.rs/en/naslovna/the-truth-no-kosovo-unesco

 

 

Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO?

 

- Because the request for its membership is a serious breach of the international law, the Constitution of UNESCO, the legally binding UN Security Council resolution 1244, (1999) and the Charter of the UN whose Article 25 says that "The Members of the UN agree to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council in accordance with the present Charter."

- Because according to the UN Security Council resolution 1244, which reaffirms the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now Serbia), Kosovo and Metohija is an integral part of the Republic of Serbia, under the administration of the UN. Since Kosovo and Metohija is an integral part of the Republic of Serbia, under the administration of the UN. Since Kosovo cannot be considered a State, it does not fulfill the basic requirement for membership set out by the UNESCO Constitution.

- Because unilateral attempts such as this one seriously harm and disrupt the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, under the auspices of the European Union in which mutually acceptable solution for many complex issues have been devised so far. The issue of the Serbian cultural heritage and the property of the Serbia Orthodox Church has not yet been discussed within the dialogue where it belongs.

- Because this is an uacceptable politicization of UNESCO which should not overtake the competences of the UN Security Council as the highest authority for the preservation of the international peace and security. UNESCO should not serve as an instrument for the affirmation of an illegal and unilaterallyh declared independence of a part of the territory of one UN member state. The primary goal of UNESCO is to promote universal values of humanity through education, science and culture not to make politicacl decisions with regard to the statehood.

- Because this would be a dangerous precedent, harmful for many states. This would open the door for other entities to follow the same path thus threatening territorial integrity and sovereignty of other member states.

- Because this issue is polarizing the membership of UNESCO.

- Because, besides not being a state, Pristina does not have moral credibility for membership. Anyone aspiring to UNESCO membership must prove not only in words but as well in deeds its commitment to the goals of the UNESCO Constitution, which certainly is incomatible with deliberate, systematic, vandal demolition of Serbian cultural and historic munuments with the aim to remove the traces of centuries-long existence of Serbs in this area as well as the impunity of the perpetrators of such barbaric acts unworthy of the 21th century. These acts are comparable only to the acts of destruction of cultural heritage by terrorist groups in the Middle East and elsewhere tha the world is witnessing and UNESCO is strongly condemning.  -

- Because four Serbian orthodox monasteries are inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in danger although the armed conflict in Kosovo is over for many years now. In danger from whom?  - Because the inclusion of this item in the provisional agenda of the 197th session of the UNESCO Executive Board raises serious concerns about the compliance with procedure and the respect of the established UNESCO rules. Just to mention that even publishing of the document on the unacceptability of Kosovo's application for UNESCO membership from the standpoint of the international law, prepared by Serbian Delegation to UNESCO, as an official document, as we requested, was refused. And the only intention was the voice of Serbia also to be heard.

- Because we all would have to live with the negative consequences of such an irresponsible decision from the lesioning of the international law up to the fate of the Serbian cultural heritage in the province of Kosovo and Metohija which not only belongs to the Serbian people but also represents a part of the historical and civilizational heritage of modern Europe and the world.

 


DETORIORATION OF THE SECURITY SITUATION IN ISRAEL AND WEST BANK

 

Security situation in Israel, especially in the Old City of Jerusalem, where the most visited tourist sites are located, has been deteriorating since mid-September 2015. The situation is followed by violent incidents, and the possibility of terrorist attacks, in which foreign tourists could be dragged in, should also not be ruled out.

In that regard, citizens of the Republic of Serbia are advised to avoid traveling to Israel and the West Bank, while those who remain determined to travel should avoid areas of public gathering. Also, it is necessary to pay close attention to the local media for updates on the developments.

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tel Aviv is paying close attention to the developments and is at the disposal of the citizens of Serbia staying in or planning to travel to Israel, for all the available information on the current security situation. 


Donation of The Holocaust Art Institute in the honour of Righteous Serbs

The artist Joseph J. Sherman and Mr. Boruch Rizel from The Holocaust Art Institute visited the Embassy on October 27th and donated a painting by Mr. Sherman, as a sign of gratitude for the courage of Righteous Serbs who were helping members of the Jewish community during the Second World War. Mr. J. Sherman is a painter of Jewish origin, a member of the ultra-orthodox Jewish community, who grew up in the United States where he completed his studies in marketing.

Amb. M. Stanojevic expressed the gratitude for this gesture and recalled the long tradition of friendly relations between the Serbian and Jewish people, particularly emphasizing solidarity in difficult period for both of the nations during the World War II. He expressed the belief that two people in the future, just as throughout the history, will continue to develop close friendly relations. 


Meeting of the Kfar Saba Rotary club

Rotary Club Kfar Saba held a meeting on Sunday, 11th of October and H.E. Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic, together with his spouse Ms. Svetlana, attended the meeting as a special guest. Among other guests were representatives of the City Administration of Kfar Saba and Rotary Israel. 

Club is well known by collecting donations for Serbia. This meeting was dedicated to the donation of the Club to the school for children with special needs "Milan Petrovic" in Novi Sad.

 


Visit of the delegation from the Ministry of agriculture and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia to Israel

Delegation from the Ministry of agriculture and environmental protection of the Republic of Serbia, composed of representatives of the Ministry and International Management Group (IMG), visited Israel from 11-16 of October. Working visit occured during the Water Technology and Environment control Exibition and Conference - WATEC, which gathers a large number of participants - companies from water resources field.

 


The participation of Serbian representatives in The International Competition of Vocal Arts in Jerusalem

 

International Competition of Vocal Arts has been opened last night, 28th of July, in Jerusalem. Beside the members of La Scala Milano, Berlin Opera, Metropolitan Opera NY and Israeli Opera, representatives of Belgrade National Theatre Opera are also participating  - director of the Opera Ms. Jelena Vlahovic and primadona Jasmina Trumbetas.

Manifestation has been opened by gala concert in Gerard Behar Hall, in Jerusalem, with the special performance of Jasmina Trumbetas. Many members of diplomatic corps and diaspora have been present at the concert and special thanks went to Josef Zamboki, member of Association of Jews from former Yugoslavia and also to the Embasssy of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel, which contributed to the organization of the concert. 


Visa Abolition Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Moldova

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel informs you that the Visa Abolition Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Moldova, signed od 23rd of December 2014, will enter into force on 6th of August 2015.

Acording to this agreement, citizens of both countries, with valid passports, do not need visa to enter the territory of other country from the agreement (and for stay up to 90 days).


Seminar for Serbian Speaking Teachers and Educators in Yad Vashem

Today has begun "Seminar for Serbian Speaking Teachers and Educators", organized by The Ministry of education, science and techonogical development of the Republic of Serbia and The International School for Holocaust Studies within The Memorial Centre Yad Vashem. This is the eight seminar and this time there are 18 participants from Serbia and almost the same number from Republic of Srpska.

 

 

Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel H.E. Milutin Stanojevic addressed the opening and underlined the importance of memory of Holocaust, with special role of educators in transferring the knowledge in this matter.


Forming the Israeli-Serbia Parlamentary Group of Friendship

The Knesset has yesterday formed the Israeli-Serbia Parlamentary Group of Friendship, constisting of new Israeli Parlament members. Head of the Group is Israeli former minister of foreign affairs, Mr. Avigdor Liberman.

Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic addressed the members of the Group and welcomed the forming, underlining that this initiative will deepen interparlamentary cooperation and general relations between two friendly countries. 

 


Director of Simon Wiesenthal Center Visits Serbia

Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Israel, Efraim Zuroff, in the capacity of the expert collaborator of the Commission for building a Memorial “Staro sajmiste” in Belgrade,  has on July 13, 2015 visited Serbia, where he had separate meetings with the President Tomislav Nikolic, First Deputy Prime Minister and MFA Ivica Dacic and other representatives of the Republic of Serbia.

President Nikolic highlighted the importance of this project and pointed out that it will realized because it is necessary for Serbia to have one such center as a reminder of all Serbian victims and sufferings.

MFA Dacic pointed out the importance of strengthening the cooperation between Serbia and Israel in the field of research and commemoration of Holocaust and war crimes in a time in which the trend of their relativisation is ever more present and visible.

Zuroff thanked for the support of this project and expressed his wish for “Staro sajmiste” to be put on a map of must-see monuments in Serbia, for its every visitor.   


Visit of business delegation to Israel

In order to concretize projects in the agriculture field, during the first day of three-day visit to Israel, business delegation from Vojvodina has visited several Israeli institutions - Export Institute, Kibbutz Industries Association and Volcani Research Center within the Ministry of Agriculture of Israel.

H.E. Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic welcomed a business delegation on the behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel.

 


Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism

The 5th Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism was held from 12 to 14 May, 2015 in Jerusalem, with the participation of more than 1.000 guests from around 80 countries.

Ambassador of Serbia to Israel Milutin Stanojevic and head rabbi of Serbia Isak Asiel, as well as associate of the Jasenovac Committee of the Serbian Orthodox Church Ms. Ivana Bartulovic, attended the forum. 


Conference on Environment and Health, Haifa

Conference on Environment and Health, organized by Government of Israel and World Health Organization (WHO), was held in Haifa from 28-30 of April. Head of Serbian delegation was H.E. Ambassador Milutin Stanojević and members of delegation were: Ms. Biljana Filipović, from Ministry of agriculture and environment of the Republic of Serbia, m.a. Branislava Matić Savićević, from Institute of Public Health of Serbia and dr Petar Bulat, proffesor of Medical Faculty. During the conference, H.E. Ambassador Milutin Stanojević and Biljana Filipović, as national coordinator in WHO Working Group, addressed the present delegates from different countries.


Promotion of Serbia during the exibition in Kfar Saba

The Republic of Serbia is one of the countries being promoted at the exibition "Travelling around the world and soul" opened in business-comercial centre in Kfar Saba (city near Tel Aviv). Part of the exibition is video-promotion of Serbia, consisted of promotional material of National Tourism Organisation of Serbia, which is going to be presented to the visitors during the next three months of exibition, in the cetral part of the space. H.E. Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic attended the opening of the exibition. 

 


Holy Fire in Serbia

The delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited Israel on April 10-11, 2015 with the aim of bringing the Holy Fire to Serbia.

On April 10 the delegation got the blessing from Patriarch Theophilos III in the Jerusalem Patriarchate.  

The next day (April 11) delegation attended the service in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, received the Holy Flame and then brought it to Belgrade.

This is the first time in the history of our country that an official delegation has brought the Holy Flame to Serbia. The activity was blessed by three Patriarchates: Serbian, Russian and Jerusalem, and was realized with the aid of the Russian church.


The Start of Serbian Film Week

On March 2 in Tel Aviv, Serbian Film Week was opened by screening the debut feature of the director Mina Djukic “Disobedient”. The official opening and screening in Tel Aviv Cinematheque was attended by esteemed representatives of the Israeli public life, diplomatic corps, Serbian Diaspora and Jewish community originating from the former Yugoslavia, culture workers and journalists.

Festival was opened by the Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic, who emphasized the friendly relations and good cooperation between Serbia and Israel in all fields, and pointed out that events like this transfer the spirit and culture of a nation to another, which contributes to a better mutual understanding and the development of overall relations between two countries. Guests were greeted by Mr. Alon Garbuz Director of Tel Aviv Cinematheque and by the guest from Serbia director Mina Djukic, who answered many questions after the screening.

In the days to come, the Israeli audience in try major cities: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa will have an opportunity to get to know the latest achievements of Serbian cinematography. Apart from “Disobedient”, within the Serbian Film Week the following movies will be screened “See You in Montevideo”, “Monument to Michael Jackson”, “No One’s Child”, and “So Hot Was the Cannon” and a documentary “Rabbitland”.        

                                                       PROGRAM - SERBIAN FILM WEEK 

  TEL AVIV JESRUSALEM HAIFA
DISOBIDIENT Monday 02/03 at 21.00   Tuesday 03/03 at 20.30      Thursday 05/03 at 19.00      
SEE YOU IN MONTEVIDEO  Tuesday 03/03 at 18.00 Saturday 07/03 at 18.30 Monday 09/03 at 20.30
MONUMENT TO  MICHAEL JACKSON + RABBITLAND Wednesday 04/03 at 20.00 Thursday 05/03 at 19.00 Saturday 07/03 at 19.00
NO ONE'S CHILD Thursday 05/03 at 19.00 Wednesday11/03 at 18.00 Tuesday 10/03 at 19.00
SO HOT WAS THE CANNON Saturday 07/03 at 21.00 Tuesday 10/03 at 18.00 Sunday 08/03 at 21.00
 

     


Serbian Film Week in Israel

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel, Film Center Serbia and Israel-Serbia Friendship Association, in cooperation with Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa Cinematheque, have the honor to invite you to the Serbian Film Week, which is going to be held from 2nd to 11th of March in Israel.

 


Cooperation of Audit Institutions of Serbia and Israel

A delegation of the State Audit Institution of Serbia, headed by its president Mr. Radoslav Sretenovic was in a study visit to Israel from 17 to 20 of February 2015. This visit, financed within the framework of a UNDP Program, was mutually assessed as very useful and significant. Having in mind the planned return visit by the representatives of Israeli audit institution to Serbia it represents the beginning of establishing a close cooperation between the audit institutions and is another confirmation of excellent bilateral relation between the two countries in all areas.

On the first day of the visit a working lunch was held in Jerusalem, hosted by Mr. Joseph Shapira, State Comptroller and Ombudsman of Israel, attended by Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic and spouse.         


Participation of Serbia in the International Tourism Fair in Tel Aviv

On February 10, 2015 the 21st International Tourism Fair was officially opened, with the participation of more than 30 countries worldwide.

Serbia very successfully participates in the fair every year, and this year Serbian booth drew much interest among the visitors. Tourist cooperation between Serbia and Israel has been increasing, with a couple of times more Israeli tourists visiting Serbia in 2014. 


Project of building a Memorial “Staro sajmiste”

During his stay in Israel, Bishop John (Culibrk) of Slavonia, in the capacity of the president of the Commission for building a Memorial “Staro sajmiste” in Belgrade, met on February 5, 2015 with Avner Shalev Chairman of Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Memorial in Jerusalem. At the meeting, also participated by Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic, the possibilities of establishing cooperation on the conceptual solution, and the realization of the project of building the Memorial in Belgrade were discussed, first of all in order for our memorial to fulfill all the international norms and standards so as to become a member of world community of memorials.

Bishop John (Culibrk) of Slavonia, during his stay in Israel, visited the Embassy of Serbia in Tel Aviv, where he discussed with Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic about the next steps in the realization of “Staro sajmiste” project.


International Workshop on Innovative Entrepreneurship

International Workshop “Innovative Entrepreneurship – from Idea to Starting a Business” was carried out in the International Training Center of Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel in Haifa. The Workshop, assessed by the organizers as one of the most successful in the previous period, presented the participants from more than twenty countries all around the world with the opportunity to learn about the Israeli innovative solutions in this area, as well as to share their own experiences and ideas.

At the closing ceremony of the workshop held in Haifa on 29th of January, 2015, counsellor at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia Dejan Blagojevic handed in the certificate to the representative from Serbia Mr. Dragan Stankovic, coordinator for international cooperation of the Valjevo Town Hall.      


Meeting of Heads of Government of China and 16 Central and Eastern European Countries

Тhe 3rd Meeting of Heads of Government of China and Central and Eastern European Countries, held in Belgrade оn 16 December 2014 was attended by, apart from the Prime Ministers of China and of the host nation Serbia, Prime Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Albania and Deputy Prime Ministers of Bulgaria, Croatia and Poland. Participants considered the possibilities of strengthening, first of all economic relations with China, and also their mutual relations, especially in the fields of infrastructure, transport, energy, science and tourism, and also several multilateral and bilateral agreements were signed.  

During the Summit a bilateral meeting between the Governments of Serbia and China was held, within the frame of which the two countries signed several agreements, memorandums and protocols on cooperation in various fields, from state of the art technologies and telecommunications to building a power plant, but also on the export of Serbian food industry products to China.

Serbia and Hungary signed the Agreement on cooperation between the Serbian and Hungarian railways and customs authorities, part of a deal to modernize the Belgrade-Budapest railway. 


International Course on Vegetable Production in Protected Environment

Closing ceremony of the International Course on Vegetable Production in Protected Environment was held on December 9th in Tel Aviv.

The course was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAW) in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Center for International Agricultural Development Organization (CINADCO) and the Agricultural Research Organization (ARO). The program of the seminar was held at the Volcani Center, Agricultural Complex, Rishon Le Zion.  

Participants of the course had the opportunity to meet experts from this field, especially regarding vegetable production. Our representatives from Serbia, Djordje Moravcevic, Professor from the Faculty of Agriculture and Dario Danojevic, Researcher from the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crop, received diplomas - certificates for the participation. Diplomas were handed to our participants by the consul Sonja Stoiljkovic, on the behalf of the Embassy.

 


Visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vučić to Israel

Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić visited Israel on 1st and 2nd of December, having meetings with the most important representatives of Israel in political and economic field.

Prime Minister of the State of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu said that this is the historic visit that demonstrates friendship with the people of Israel. Prime Minister Vučić underlined that, beside the historical significance, this visit represents invest in the future - in future cooperation of Serbia and Israel in all fields, including politics, economy and also security challenges.

During the meeting with MFA of the State of Israel Avigdor Lieberman, Prime Minister Vučić expressed the gratitude for the support of Israel to the territorial integrity of our country. Two sides also expressed the interest for further improvement of cooperation, both political and especially economic cooperation.

During the two-day visit, Prime Minister Vučić had meetings with the President of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin as well as with the former President Shimon Peres. First day of the official visit, Prime Minister visited The Holocaust Memorial Complex Yad Vashem and laid a wreath.

 


Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dačić sent the letter of condolence to MFA of Israel Avigdor Liberman

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia H.E. Mr. Ivica Dačić sent the letter of condolence to Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel H.E. Mr. Avigdor Liberman regarding the attack at the Synagogue in Jerusalem.

In the letter, Minister conveys his deepest condolences and condemnation of the terrorist attack, that took away five lives.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia sees this crime as an act which seriously undermines the efforts aimed at renewing the peace process and appeals that no effort be spared to prevent a new spiral of violence and escalation of conflict in Israel. 


Remembrance Day

On Sunday, November 9th, ceremony of memorial day for the victims of the First World War, Remembrance Day, was held at Ramla Military Cemetery (town near Tel Aviv) and it was organized by British Embassy in Israel. At this cemetery, as well in Israel, there is no Serbian military memorial, but traditional ceremony is held in memory of victims of First World War, every last Sunday before November 11th.

Event gathered representatives of israeli institutions and army, as well as israeli veterans and diplomatic representatives. On the behalf of the Embassy of Serbia, H.E. Ambassador Milutin Stanojevic laid a wreath.


Changes in the Visa Regime of the Republic of Serbia

Starting from November 8, 2014, foreign citizens, holders of all types of travel documents (with the exception of emergency travel documents and travel documents issued in accordance with international conventions) shall be permitted to enter, transit through and stay in the Republic of Serbia without a Visa for up to 90 days within the period of six months, provided they have a valid Schengen Visa, Great Britain or any other European Union member states’ Visa, and Visa of the United States of America, or provided they have a residence permit in countries of the Schengen Zone, European Union member states, or in the United States of America.    


The 20th International Cartoon Contest

This year The International Cartoon Contest in Haifa is celebrating 20 years since its establishment. The theme of this year contest was "The Child in the Family and in Society. " A total of 492 caricaturists from 64 countries took part in the contest. Two of contesters from Serbia won special prizes, Miro Stefanović and Slobodan Obradović. The Embassy congatulates Mr. Stefanović and Mr. Obradović on this prize.

On the same occasion H.E. Mr. Milutin Stanojević, the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Israel, received congratulations for the promoting of the 20th International Cartoon Contest. 


The presentation of the book "Hell called Jasenovac"

The presentation of the book "Hell called Jasenovac" was organized in Yad Vashem's Educational Center for Holocaust, on September 22.

The author had been taken to Jasenovac camp as 17 year old boy. Story offers a lot of details from author's memories before the war, also during the war and his staying at the camp, but through the prism of the adult that decided to tell the world his story after 40 years (records from the book being dated back to the eighties).

Distinguished guests prof. Raphael Vago, Raul Teitelbaum, Mirjam Rajner, Iael Nidam-Orvieto and Alexander Korb gave their comments on the period of the existence of Jasenovac camp during the Second World War. Some of the representatives of the embassies in Israel also attended the event, among them Ms. Sonja Stoiljković from the Serbian Embassy.


Minister Dacic Met With the Deputy Minister of Interior of Israel Ms. Faina Kirschenbaum

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic met on September 12 with Deputy Minister of Interior of Israel Ms. Faina Kirschenbaum, during her working visit of the Republic of Serbia. 

Interlocutors expressed their satisfaction with traditionally good and friendly relations between the Republic of Serbia and the State of Israel. The meeting addressed bilateral relations, especially that of economy and investment cooperation, as well as the possibilities of enhancing the relations in the areas of agriculture, tourism and scientific-educational cooperation.  Prior to this meeting, the Israeli delegation had a meeting with the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ambassador Dragan Momcilovic.  


Start Tel Aviv

On September 14th 2014 Start Tel Aviv started! Winners from 16 countries all over the world, including Serbia, met at the Rooftop of the Tel Aviv Municipality. Start Tel Aviv is an international competition for startups from 16 countries around the world who competed for a 5-day intense startup experience in Tel Aviv. 

Congratulations to our representatives Mr. Nikola Mitić and Ms. Nevena Jovanović, from Cofa games.


Workshop on Economic Empowerment of Women

Workshop on Economic Empowerment of Women, in cooperation with UN Women Eastern&Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), opened at The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center on August 25 2014, Haifa.

Representatives, mainly from Africa, Asia and Balkans, experienced Israel at its best. Through two weeks seminar they had lectures of eminent experts from all over the world. But real memories have been made through lasting friendship among these young and successful women.

Closing ceremony took place at the Training Center on September 11 and the representative of the Embassy of Serbia was there to congratulate Ms. Maša Mitrović, Regional Development Agency Backa and Ms. Jovana Ružičić, Center for Moms on this great success and valuable experience.


Security recommendations for Serbian Citizens

The citizens of the Republic of Serbia who live on the territory of Israel are asked to follow the instructions of the Israeli Home Front Command in case of a missile attack after the announcement of the air raid siren. The information and instructions are being distributed through the local media. Information regarding the procedure can be found on the Command’s website - www.oref.org.il

We suggest nationals temporarily residing in Israel not to travel within the area of 50 kilometres around the Gaza Strip (areas around the towns of Sderot, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Beer Sheva), and to avoid places with a high risk of a potential street violence. There is a greater risk of an outbreak of street riots in towns in Israel with a greater percentagIt should be noted that frequent protests are being conducted in Jerusalem, particularly East Jerusalem, including the Old City.

The citizens of Serbia who live or plan to visit Israel can contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tel Aviv for all the available information and updates regarding the current security situation.


Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia on the Killing of Three Israeli Citizens in the West Bank

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia expresses its deepest condolences to the families and friends of Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach. Citizens of Serbia share concern and pain of the citizens of Israel regarding the atrocious killings of these teenagers.  

We express our hope that the perpetrators of this heinous crime will be found and brought to justice.

The Ministry appeals to all parties in Israel and Palestine to make the utmost efforts and show necessary restraint in order to avoid this tragedy to further destabilize the Middle East.

 

Belgrade, July 2, 2014 


Serbian National Team at the XX Mediterranean Swimming Cup in Israel (COMEN)

XX Mediterranean swimming cup took place at the "Wingate" Institute in Natanya, Israel from 28 to 29 June 2014. Serbia was represented by 9 competitors that have, competing with representatives of 18 countries, made a remarkable success winning many medals. Most successful competitor at the Cup, winning four gold medals, is our Anja Crevar. The Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia Milutin Stanojevic attended the Cup and handed out the medals to the winners of two races. 


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia condemns kidnapping Israeli teenagers

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia,
Belgrade
Monday, 23 Jun 2014


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia condemns the kidnapping of Israeli teenagers in the West Bank.

We consider that these acts seriously damage the attempts of the peace negotiations renewal, which are the only way to achieve the compromise solution and to lay the solid foundation for peaceful coexistence in the Middle East. 

The Republic of Serbia calls upon all sides to direct the efforts towards protection of civilians, decreasing tensions and preventing further escalation of the crisis.

(Translated from Serbian by the Embassy in Tel Aviv)

 


Donations by sending sms messages

Donations by sending sms messages to 1003 can only be done using telephone numbers of the mobile operators in Serbia.


Government declares three days of mourning for flood victims

The Serbian government declared at its session on May 20 three days of mourning over the death and suffering of a large number of citizens in the floods, to be observed on 21, 22 and 23 May 2014.

Book of condolence will be opened at the premises of the Embasssy, 10 Bodenheimer Street, Tel Aviv on 21-23 May between 10:00 and 16:00. 


Humanitarian aid - payments to the account of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tel Aviv

In order to avoid high banking fees, financial aid for the flood-affected people in Serbia can be paid to the account of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia:

Bank Haapoalim

Branch no. 532

Embassy of Serbia

Account number 354877

The Embassy shall transfer these payments to the account of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.   

 


PayPal Account for Flood Victims in Serbia

Starting yesterday May 18, 2014 a PayPal account for humanitarian aid for flood victims in Serbia is available for donators from 193 countries and regions. Donations are accepted via http://www.floodrelief.gov.rs

The account belongs to the Serbian diplomatic mission in Brussels, and donations are automatically transferred to the special Serbian government account for flood relief.


Humanitarian Aid to the affected population in Serbia

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia would like to inform its citizens and all other willing to help floods affected population in Serbia, that the Embassy will be open 24 hours a day for the aid packages acceptance.

We would like to inform of following product shortage:

- Bedsheets

- Diapers (babies and adults)

- Socks

- Underwear

- Torches and torch batteries

- Personal hygiene items (paper tissues and towels, soap, sanitary pads, disinfectans, toothbrushes, toothpastes, baby wet wipes,...)

-  Asepsol type 5P

- Rubber boots

- Canned and baby food;

 Photo courtesy: Aleksandar Stankovic

The Embasssy will, in cooperation with the national airline "Air Serbia", transport the collected aid as soon as possible.

 


Floods in Serbia - Embassy Press Release

                                 

   Амбасада Републике Србије - Тел Авив            
Embassy of the Republic of Serbia  - Tel Aviv           
           שגרירות  הרפובליקה של  סרביה       

 

May 18, 2014


     Due to the severe flooding caused by the heavy rains that strucked large part of the Republic of Serbia, the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia to the state of Israel is issuing a following:


P R E S S   R E L E A S E

 

     On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Serbian people, the Embassy would like to express its gratitude to the State of Israel for the aid and emergency assistance provided to Serbia, which is currently facing the worst floods in history, caused by the heavy rains.

     Furthermore, the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia would like to convey its gratitude to the people of Israel for their support and solidarity expressed during these hard and dramatic moments which showed that Serbia is not alone.
  
     The Embassy would like to call upon all those who are interested to help  to contact the Embassy on the following numbers:
+972-3-604-5535
+972-54-762-8019 (Hebrew)
+972-54-751-5047
+972-52-692-9807  

 


      
 


Floods in Serbia - Urgent Relief Needed

Due to severe floodings that hit Serbia, tens of thousands of people are in need for urgent relief. The companies and individuals seeking to assist  the people in Serbia affected by floods may do so by making payments to the following special account of The Government of the Republic of Serbia:

Account Number:  01-504619-100193230-000000-0000

SWIFTBIC: NBSRRSBG

Bank name: Ministry of Finance - Treasury, Belgrade, special account for assistance to flood-affected areas,

IBAN: RS 35908504619019323080

Instructions for payments in EUR and in USD can be found here http://mfa.rs/uplata_deviza.pdf

 

Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia has set up a Call Centre for this purpose, which will also serve as a focal point to coordinate activities with other State Agencies. Call Centre telephone numbers are:

+381113120741

+381113120739

+381113129939

+381113120742

+381113120646

Information may also be sought by e-mail: pomoc.vanrednesituacije@mup.gov.rs 

The Emergency Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs may be contacted at +381668066020 or by e-mail: kriznistab@mfa.rs


Tenth Anniversary of Pogrom on Kosovo and Metohija

Embassy has marked the sad anniversary on March 20, 2014 by the projection of documentary film "Crime Without Punishment", attended by around 30 representatives of Israeli political and public life, diplomatic and military corps, media and Association of Jews from former Yugoslavia. 

The documentary "Crime Without Punishment" is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SjnK_zyeR0

Ten years ago, on March 17 and 18, 2004, violence broke out tremendously in Kosovo and Metohia. Nineteen people were killed, eight of then Serbs, while 11 Albanians lost their lives in the fight against the international security forces. Two citizens of Serbian nationality are still accounted missing. More than 950 people were injured, more than 900 Serbs, Roma and Ashkali homes were torched, 4,000 people were expelled from their homes, nearly 100 Serbian churches and monasteries were destroyed and desecrated.

Six towns, and nine villages were ethnically cleansed, 935 Serbian houses and ten public buildings were destroyed, burned or damaged. 72 UN vehicles were destroyed. During the violence 39 temples of the Serbian Orthodox Church were destroyed and burned to the ground, including 18 cultural monuments, such as the temple of Bogorodica Ljeviška in Prizren (UNESCO listed). Priceless cultural heritage, thousands of icons, and other religious relics, old and rare books, documents of the Serbian Orthodox churches in Kosovo and Metohija were destroyed, damaged, lost or accounted missing. International prosecutors and judges in Kosovo prosecuted seven cases of destruction of churches and 67 people were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 21 months to 16 years.

Motive and pretext for the Pogrom was the local campaign in which the Serbs were accused of forcing with dogs Albanian boys to cross the Ibar river; three boys drowned in the river. UNMIK police investigation found that the allegations were false, and international police spokesman at the time stated that "surviving boys were under strong pressure from Albanian journalists and politicians to accuse Serbs from the neighbouring villages". At first, protests of Kosovo Albanians broke out in the southern part of Mitrovica, which later became armed attacks on Serbs in northern part of the town.

    

Ten years after the March violence in the province, Serbia continues alerting the international community to the ever-present threat to the local Serbian population and continuous campaign of intimidation carried out by some of the Kosovo Albanians. The incidents in Kosovo, which are listed in the report of the UN Secretary-General were a part of an orchestrated campaign of intimidation directed towards Kosovo Serbs, in order to continue the ethnic cleansing and total annihilation of the Serbian cultural and religious heritage. More than 200,000 non-Albanians were expelled from Kosovo and Metohija since June 1999, with only a few returning to their homes since. The international community at the time rated the "ethnic violence" against Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija "planned and well orchestrated".

Albanian extremists' terror was later condemned by the UN Security Council, and the EU; the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on April 29 2004 passed a relevant resolution. Even ten years after the expulsion, most victims of the March pogrom against Serbs have not returned to their homes, many are still in collective centres, container settlements or other people's houses in the status of internally displaced persons.

It is expected that, within the dialogue between Belgrade and Priština, the issue of protection of cultural and historical heritage and enabling the permanent return of internally displaced persons to Kosovo an Metohija will be one of the most important chapters of the dialogue that has already for a year successfuly been carried out with the active support of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Mrs. Catherine Ashton.

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Pogrom, a documenatry film "Pogrom Ten Years Later" was prepared by the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Government of the Republic of Serbia - http://www.kim.gov.rs/rs/multimedia/video-galerija/item/3172-pogrom-ten-years-later---march-17-2004-march-17-2014


Reception on the occasion of the National Day of Serbia

On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Serbia, on February 18, 2014 the Embassy has hosted a reception in "David Intercontinental" Hotel in Tel Aviv, marking at the same time Serbian Armed Forces Day. 

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Serbian Film Festival in Israel

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tel Aviv, Film Centre Serbia and Israel-Serbia Friendship Association in cooperation with Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa Cinemateque have the honor to invite you to enjoy the releases of the Serbian cinematography on the Festival to be held from 6th to 22nd October, 2013 in Israel 

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Cooperation between National Libraries of Serbia and Israel

Representative of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia presented in the National Library of Israel a set of books, gift of the Serbian National Library. On this occasion, both sides emphasized the importance of cooperation between the cultural institutions of two friendly countries and the need for strenghtening ties between people of Serbia and Israel through cultural cooperation.  


Travel recommendations - security situation in Israel

Due to the unstable securty situation in the bordering zone between Israel and Syria, movement within this area is not recommended as well as in the Golan Heights region. In addition, due to persistent tension, free movement in the areas near Gaza is not recommendable.


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Meeting of the Kfar Saba Rotary club
Visit of the delegation from the Ministry of agriculture and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia to Israel
The participation of Serbian representatives in The International Competition of Vocal Arts in Jerusalem
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Forming the Israeli-Serbia Parlamentary Group of Friendship
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Visit of business delegation to Israel
Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism
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Promotion of Serbia during the exibition in Kfar Saba
Holy Fire in Serbia
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Serbian Film Week in Israel
Cooperation of Audit Institutions of Serbia and Israel
Participation of Serbia in the International Tourism Fair in Tel Aviv
Project of building a Memorial “Staro sajmiste”
International Workshop on Innovative Entrepreneurship
Meeting of Heads of Government of China and 16 Central and Eastern European Countries
International Course on Vegetable Production in Protected Environment
Visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vučić to Israel
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dačić sent the letter of condolence to MFA of Israel Avigdor Liberman
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Changes in the Visa Regime of the Republic of Serbia
The 20th International Cartoon Contest
The presentation of the book "Hell called Jasenovac"
Minister Dacic Met With the Deputy Minister of Interior of Israel Ms. Faina Kirschenbaum
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Workshop on Economic Empowerment of Women
Security recommendations for Serbian Citizens
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Serbian National Team at the XX Mediterranean Swimming Cup in Israel (COMEN)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia condemns kidnapping Israeli teenagers
Donations by sending sms messages
Government declares three days of mourning for flood victims
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PayPal Account for Flood Victims in Serbia
Humanitarian Aid to the affected population in Serbia
Floods in Serbia - Embassy Press Release
Floods in Serbia - Urgent Relief Needed
Tenth Anniversary of Pogrom on Kosovo and Metohija
Reception on the occasion of the National Day of Serbia
Serbian Film Festival in Israel
Cooperation between National Libraries of Serbia and Israel
Travel recommendations - security situation in Israel
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