Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Diplomat Leader Award

I love it when people I admire get recognized for their intelligence and their integrity.

While the representatives of Arab nations got ready for their periodic whine (this time's excuse is "waaaaah, Israel didn't let us defeat and annihilate her 40 years ago, we've been miserable ever since, waah waaaaah"), others got recognition for the values they defend.

Dan Gillerman, the Israeli Ambassador to the UN, received the Diplomat Leader Award.

NEW YORK — In a resplendent dinner ceremony the night after Memorial Day, the Respect for Law Alliance (RFLA) honored a dozen individuals who have sworn to defend, protect and uphold justice.


Ambassador Dan Gillerman, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, accepted the Diplomat Leader Award. He is the first Israeli representative to serve as vice president of the General Assembly in 53 years, since Abba Eban held the position in 1952. Gillerman previously served as CEO of several Israeli companies and is the first person from the private sector that Israel has appointed as ambassador to the U.N.

"We respect your freedom, your bravery, your values — we feel that we have a lot in common," Gillerman said.

Mazal Tov Danny. May this be just the beginning of a long path of defending Israel and Justice.

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