Israel’s Codename for Obama Visit: “Unbreakable Alliance”
by Zach Pontz
Israeli officials have chosen the codename for U.S. President Barack Obama’s March visit to the country: “Unbreakable Alliance.” The Hebrew name is “Brit Amim,” which means, literally, “an alliance between nations.”
According to the Israeli daily Maariv, the names were chosen carefully by the National Public Information Staff, which is wary of upsetting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who was reportedly unhappy with the English translation of the name given to Israel’s operation in Gaza last year, “Pillar of Defense.”
Officials are using the democratic process to pick the official logo to accompany President Obama’s visit to Israel, taking to Facebook to gauge the public’s interest in the three proposals.