Yoman Geva 177, 1959

Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, Visits Sites in Israel

1959
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Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, visits Nazareth. Pastors from different churches greet her, and a parade takes place in her honour. On the Queens visit to Nahalal. children welcome her waving the flags of Israel and Belgium. The Queen visits the ancient remains of Beit Shearim and Capernaum. In Jerusalem, a festive reception takes place her honor, attended by Israels foreign minister Golda Meir and foreign diplomats. On the Queens departure, she is escorted to the plane by prime minister David Ben Gurion, President Yitzhak Ben Zvi and his wife Rachel Yanait Ben Zvi, Foreign Minister Golda Meir and chief of staff Chaim Laskov. The Queen waves them goodbye.

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