Much was said and written, wonderful greetings, packs of chocolate and mountains of flowers were sent since news of my new and exciting appointment of the Honorary Consul of the Marshall Islands in Israel, was made public. Though I have been living and breathing public activity for over twenty years now, I find myself extremely excited as if it were my first job. This fact enables me to execute each role in my life – husband, father, chairman, friend, consul – with all my mind, heart and soul, and always with sharp instincts, a sense of mission, responsibility and love.
I believe one can do many things in one's life, but if one doesn't stop every day anew to examine, evaluate and learn something new about themselves and about their actions, one will not be able to maximize their doings, nor grow on the personal level in their work and in new ventures. The expression the sky is the limit” has a new meaning for me now with this appointment, which sends me far overseas to a open a new chapter of doing, which will constitute an additional and supplementary aspect of my personal and public activity.
Little is known about the Marshall Islands, much is known about me. Perhaps this combination, between the far and unknown and that which is well renowned, is the secret of this connection's success. The fact that in all votes at the United Nations, the Marshall Islands had voted to support the state of Israel, has contributed to my willingness and motivation to take this role upon myself and fulfill it with curiosity and love. The citizens of the Marshall Islands are renowned throughout the Pacific Ocean and around the world for their friendly and calm nature, and they are instilled with the values of caring, affection and respect for family and for fellow men. The combination of the beautiful nature and rich culture of the Marshall Islands, along with the beauty of the local people, draw tourists from around the world, and I believe that with time, awareness and the proper knowledge, investments will continue to be made in the Islands, international relations will be cultivated, and we shall also enjoy this gem that we recently found.
If there are small and quiet countries in the Pacific Ocean that always support us, it is only natural for us to keep on believing in ourselves and in our abilities. I am proud to get to know this small enchanted place, and hope to be able to make the natural and necessary connection between the state of Israel and the Marshall Islands to the best of my ability.