There is just too much to do in Jerusalem, Israel, during Sukkot.
Every year on Chol Hamoed the President has an “Open Sukkah”
and the public is invited inside Beit Hanassi,
the grounds of the official residence of President of Israel.
This year, a giant Elmo welcomed guests near the front gate,
then they walked past this sign near the busts of Israel’s former presidents.
The theme this year was on eating healthy.
While the President’s sukkah is plain white on the outside,
it is always very colorful inside.
People come to see
President Shimon Peres,
and also to enjoy the free entertainment.
The President joined in and played the tambourine during a song.
One guest actually got to shake hands with President Peres
and Health Minister MK Yael German,
but he did not spend much time mingling with the crowd.
Most were just happy to finally get in to…
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