Israeli artists performed in the field of music,
dance and literature and our movies were applaud in every festival.
Furthermore, we were able to present Israel outside
the metropolis outreaching to all communities in Quebec.
We hope that next year will be able to continue to
strengthen and deepen our good relations for the benefit of our both people.
At home, meanwhile, Israelis have continued to face
many significant challenges including the persistence of missile attacks on our
southern communities and the ongoing threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, the
uncertainty regarding the future in Egypt and Syria and the stubborn refusal of
the Palestinians to return to the negotiation table.
Israelis, however, remain as resilient and
determined as ever and have continued to build a prosperous and thriving
society, one that values creativity and innovation, while pursuing the hope
that we will one day live in peace with all of our neighbors.
Our rich history and Jewish heritage has always
allowed us – in good times and in bad – to draw inspiration from our prophets
and the pioneering Zionists who have made our nation the wonderful and dynamic
place that it is today.
In 5773, the solidarity and unity that has been
characteristic of your community will be as precious as ever.
On behalf of the State of Israel I thank you for
your continued love and support and wish you and your families a sweet New Year
blessed with peace, health and happiness.
May you be inscribed in the book of llife.