Mr. Israil Makko is one of the founders of the Assyrian Bethnahrin Association in Augsburg, Germany. On Saturday 19 May 2018 he was honored at the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the association by unveiling the new Seyfo monument in the entrance of the club. He was also rewarded by the Assyrian Federation of Germany and Central Europe, ZAVD, for his lifelong contribution to the Assyrian national movement. Since 1988 he has been the Honorary President of ZAVD.
Mr. Makko has been seriously ill during the past months. Therefore his visit to the celebration ceremony was unexpected and at the same time highly appreciated by the members and fellow veterans. He also held a short speech urging the Assyrian youth to keep united and to prioritize our national cause higher than personal differences.