The 12-day festival “Israel magic summer in Novalja” was opened by the performance of Gwirtzman Amir, one of the most famous Israeli jazz artists who plays over 20 instruments and the choir of the City of Novalja. The Festival will present the Israeli culture, music, art and gastronomy to the domestic and foreign tourists and the locals in Novalja.
The opening was attended by the President of the Croatian-Israeli Business Club (CIBC) Prof. Dragan Primorac as well as many distinguished members and friends of the CIBC; famous sportsmen Mr Dario Simic and Mr Željko Mavrović, distinguished businessmen Mr Jako Andabak, Mr Gojko Ostojić, Mr Slavko Petričević, Mr Petar Šarić and other.
The Festival is a joint project of the Embassy of Israel in Croatia and the City of Novalja with the aim to present contemporary Israel to the citizens and many tourists, but also to the wider Croatian public through music, film, art and gastronomy confirming the Croatian-Israeli friendship.
Along with the support of the Croatian-Israeli Business Club the Festival is supported by CIBC members Pliva (Teva group) and Bilić-Erić Security.