(L-R) Ruth Rosen, Hadassah Australia Executive Director with Israeli Ambassador to Australia Amir Maimon, and Hadassah Australia President, Ron Finkel AM

Hadassah Australia President Ron Finkel AM, and Executive Director, Ruth Rosen, recently welcomed the newly arrived Israeli Ambassador to Australia, Amir Maimon. He relishes the opportunity to serve in Australia, the country he describes as “one of Israel’s best friends”.

Amir is very interested in Hadassah’s Achotenu Ethiopian-Israeli Scholarships in Health, as he has a particularly strong connection to the Ethiopian Community in Israel. During his military career, he helped to coordinate Operation Solomon in 1991, in which more than 14,000 Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel in under 36 hours.

In an article in the Australian Jewish News, Amir shared;

That was very meaningful, watching the Jews that lived for so many years in Ethiopia and never gave up the dream and the hope that one day they would be carried on eagle’s wings back to Jerusalem — to see them arriving at the embassy compound in Addis Ababa … to see the sparks in their eyes.

Hadassah Australia welcomes Ambassador Amir Maimon, and looks forward to working together!

8 March 2022

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