President Rivlin addresses Balfour Declaration centennial at Young Person’s Award ceremony at British Ambassador’s Residence

October 26, 2017 Agencies
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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has addressed the award ceremony for the International Young Person’s Award – Israel, a volunteering and young leadership project under the umbrella of the renowned Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme in the UK.

President Reuven Rivlin
Photo: Mark Neiman (GPO)

The award ceremony was held at the residence of Britain’s Ambassador to Israel, David Quarrey.

President Rivlin said, “The International Award for Young People does this so very well, it makes great leaders from all parts of society. This award teaches us how we can all work to make a difference, to change the world for the good.”

The President went on to note, “We are about to mark 100 years since Lord Balfour sent a letter on behalf of the British Government, supporting the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the Land of Israel. In that moment, Lord Balfour made history, he changed history. It is a history that places upon us all a duty to work together, to continue to strengthen the friendship between Britain and Israel. And also to continue to build the State of Israel, as a proud Jewish and democratic state. This is the legacy of the Balfour Declaration, and it is a great and proud legacy indeed.”


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