In Beersheba, the solemn events dedicated to the centennial of its liberation from Turkish rule. A key role in the events of the first world war was played by the soldiers of the Australian and new Zealand army corps – ANZAC.
The Central ceremony will take place at the British military cemetery in the city center. To participate in it, arrived in Israel for the Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull, and Governor-General of New Zealand Patsy Reddy.
In the capital of the Negev will open memorial centre ANZAC with an exhibition about the heroism of the case. The ceremony will also be held at the memorial to new Zealand soldiers and the Ottoman tomb of the unknown soldier. In the last attended by the Ambassador of Turkey in Israel.
Among 3 thousand Australian tourists will be 126 participants reconstruction team. They will repeat the route that moved their ancestors a hundred years ago, including the famous cavalry attack Turkish ukreplenie-Sheva. Then fans of military history will be on horseback through the street ha’atzmaut – accompanied by the IDF orchestra. They will be able to communicate each.
But the capture of Beersheba was a milestone not only for Australia and New Zealand. Two days after the victory in the «Third battle for Gaza» was published the Balfour Declaration, recognizing the right of Jews to establish a national home in Eretz Yisrael. Thus was laid the Foundation of a future Jewish state.