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on  16/04/2019 
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2019 UIA Annual Dinner in Hong Kong

​The 2019 UIA Hong Kong – Keren Hayesod campaign kicked off to an enthusiastic start as 180 friends and supporters convened at the Hong Kong JCC for the "UIA Solidarity and Appeal" evening on March 14th. The Consul-General of Israel in Hong Kong, Mrs. Ahuva Spieler and Irit Barash, Director of UIA Israel graced the occasion with their presence, as well as all UIA Directors and leadership, led by Co-Chairs Daniel Green and Philippe Bera.
The event was successfully led by Daniel Kirwin, UIA Director.

The guest speaker for the evening was Ambassador Ron Prosor, Israel's highest-ranking diplomat, a well-established writer, and newspaper columnist.
Ambassador Prosor was introduced by Philippe Bera, Co-Chair of UIA Hong Kong.

Ambassador Prosor has served Israel in multiple roles, most notably as Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2011 to 2015.
Ambassador Prosor gave an intriguing and illuminating description of his tenure as Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations and exemplified how he chose to take a proactive, innovative and realistic course of action in representing Israel. Just one testimony to this successful tenure to the United Nations is his becoming, in 2014, the first Israeli diplomat nominated to supervise UN elections.
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from l-r: Ronen Zion, Irit Barash, Yoel Levy, Marc Zilkha, Philippe Bera, Sharon Ser, Ron Prosor, Daniel Green, Robert Dorfman, Daniel Kirwin, Jonathan Zeman.

Prior to his role at the United Nations Ambassador Prosor served as Israel's Ambassador to the United Kingdom, as Director-General of Israel's Foreign Ministry and as the political consul at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. In his more than two decades with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Prosor carved out an international reputation as one of Israel’s most distinguished diplomats and currently heads the Abba Eban Institute for International Diplomacy in the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.

Irit Barash paid special tribute to the vibrant, dynamic and international Hong Kong Jewish community which reinforces the international character of Keren Hayesod – UIA. Irit also emphasized the special challenges currently facing Israel and the important role played by Keren Hayesod – UIA donors who answer Israel's most pressing needs and strengthening Israeli society's weakest populations.

Irit Barash spoke of the mutual responsibility and bond between Diaspora Jewry and the People of Israel, which takes the form of a "sacred partnership" between the State of Israel and World Jewry.

Mr. Daniel Green, Co-Chair of UIA Hong Kong, spoke on behalf of the UIA Directors and leadership and concluded with the final appeal. Mr. Green thanked guests for their presence that evening and for their sincere passion for the future of the State of Israel - our homeland - and the Jewish People. Mr. Green extended a heartfelt thank you to our table captains, donors and volunteers whose support was essential in the success of the event.

Our sincere thanks to our major sponsor Safra Bank; to the Green Family Foundation for sponsoring the event; to the “Hinrich Foundation” and “Withers” firm our diamond sponsors and to our first time sponsor, El Al Israeli Airlines.

 
 

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