CEO Robin Margo’s Speech on Israel’s Independence Day

May 9, 2009 by J-Wire
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7 MAY 2009

Ladies and gentlemen,

On behalf of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

And our co-hosts this evening:

Frank Levy AM, President of the State Zionist Council of NSW

Robert Goot AM S.C., President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry

Dr Ron Weiser, representing the President of the Zionist Federation of Australia, and

I welcome each and all of you, to this celebration of Israel’s 61st Independence Day.

We are honoured by the attendance of our special guests

the Honourable Nathan Rees MP, Premier of NSW & Minister for the Arts, and

his Excellency Yuval Rotem the Ambassador for the State of Israel.

And may I welcome also other dignitaries present with us this evening:

The Hon Justine Elliott MP, Federal Minister for Ageing;

Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, representing The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Federal Leader of the Opposition;

The Hon Eric Roozendaal MLC, Treasurer;

The Hon Michael Daly MP, Minister for Roads;

The Hon John Robertson MLC, Minister for Corrective Services, Minister for Public Sector Reform, Special Minister of State;

Barry O’Farrell MP, Leader of the State Opposition, Shadow Minister for Western Sydney

Other members of the Federal and New South Wales Parliaments

Other represetatives of Political Parties

Consuls General, Honorary Consuls General, Consuls, Vice-Consuls and other diplomatic representatives who have honoured us by their attendance

Justices of the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of NSW, and other members of the judiciary

Distinguished leaders and representatives of

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