Celebrating July 4 with America's ambassador to Israel
Watch the annual party live from Dan Shapiro's residence in Herzliya Pituah, starting at 7 P.M. on Tuesday.
Didn't get an invitation to U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro's July 4 bash at his residence here in Israel? Well, he has cordially invited you to watch the party in live stream, at 7 P.M. Israel time (12 P.M. EST).
Some 3,000 guests are expected to attend the annual bash on Tuesday, including lawmakers, ministers, top officers and soldiers, the diplomatic corps, representatives of non-governmental organizations, the media, academics, and more.
The crowd will devour 2,000 hamburgers, 35,000 slices of pizza, 10,000 portions of appetizers, 5,000 bottles of soft drinks, 1,000 cakes, and uncountable platters of ice cream.
Eric Huntsman will regale the guests with The Star Spangled Banner, Hagit Yassu (winner of Israel's 'A Star is Born' competition) will sing her rendition of Hatikvah, Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary) will croon good ole' American tunes, while the Jazz ensemble from the Israel Conservatory of Music of Tel Aviv and The Winds Aloft Woodwind Quintet bring the night alive with their music.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan will give a brief statement, along with President Shimon Peres, and of course, Ambassador Dan Shapiro. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will also address the crowd via video message.
Fireworks will light up the sky for more than 5 minutes, with 1400 colorful shells bursting in air, surrounded by 6,000 balloons and 350 sq. meters.
Don't miss the party!