A tweet to say goodbye

July 2, 2020 by J-Wire Staff
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After 35 years at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, six of them in Canberra as ambassador, Yuval Rotem is hanging up his diplomatic plates.

Yuval Rotem meets Australian Ambassador to Israel Chris Cannan

On Twitter, he posted: “How do you summarize 35 years of service at @IsraelMFA, 4 of them as DG? By saying farewell to friends & thanking them for their partnership. Thank you @IsraeliPM Netanyahu for the trust you placed in me; good luck to FM @Gabi_Ashkenazi and to @AlonUshpiz in the challenges ahead”

Yuval Rotem served as Israel’s ambassador to Australia and non-resident Ambassador to New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji between 2007 and 2013.

The president of the Zionist Federation of Australia Jeremy Leibler told J-Wire: “For 35 years, Yuval represented his country with distinction, intelligence and humour.

He was an outstanding ambassador to Australia and, later, director-general at a time when Israel’s relations with the Arab world improved out of sight. He formed deep and longstanding relationships with senior Australian decision-makers and was admired and respected by the entire Jewish community. I enjoyed calling on him the last time I was in Israel, and look forward to seeing him again. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”


One Response to “A tweet to say goodbye”
  1. john nemesh says:

    He is a very warm, personable guy quite apart from his talents professionally.

    I wish him and his family happiness and health—and thank you for everything you have done–toda raba

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