By: Vickie J. Rubinson
Vowing to work for "comprehensive, equitable peace between Palestinians and Israelis, Hesham Einakib, the new Consul General of Egypt to L.A. spoke in a ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall on Friday.
Israeli Consul General Jacob Dayan greeted Einakib at the ceremony. The nearly two hour affair, organized by the Consul General of Israel and the office of the Mayor of LA, drew an estimated 200 people from the local Israeli, Jewish and Egyptian communities.
"I'm very happy to be in Los Angeles," said Einakib who showed up with his fashionably dressed wife. "This is a wonderful place to have a new consulate."
In a performance for the event, Israeli pop singer Miri Mesika was joined by Egyptian Oud player Hosam Ibrahem who sang in Arabic.