Yoram Arbel celebrates 80, President greets: "An entire country is fascinated to hear you"
The veteran broadcaster received a special greeting from President Herzog: "Historical moments remain etched in the mind quite a bit thanks to you. Isn't that how you build a wall? That's how you build a glorious career."
Thursday, June 23, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
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President Yitzhak Herzog congratulates Yoram Arbel on his 80th birthday (PR)
Yoram Arbel, one of the greatest broadcasters in the history of Israeli sports, is celebrating his 80th birthday today (Thursday).
The veteran broadcaster, who has accompanied the leading sporting events in Israel and around the world for decades, continues to this day with broadcasts from the various leagues and in honor of the personal milestone, President Yitzhak Herzog greeted him with an exciting message.
"In recent decades, your voice has become an integral part of Israeli sports and public and general broadcasting. I always remember how much my father, (former president) Haim Herzog, loved to talk to you and listen to you.
" Who pinned the whole country to the screen, you have always been there in the broadcast position, broadcasting, encouraging and celebrating with us achievements that have gone down in history have remained etched in our consciousness quite a bit thanks to you.
"In the Olympics, the World Cup, the European Basketball Cup and the Premier League, an entire country was fascinated to see and hear you in the happy moments as well as in the losses and disappointments."
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President Herzog continued: "On your round and personal holiday, this is an opportunity to say thank you on behalf of all of us for the intelligent and patriotic broadcast, for the special angles you added to the Israeli sports world, and of course for the unique humor and wit. You build a wall, but you can definitely say that this is how you build a glorious career. "