The National Jewish Assembly (NJA) proudly applauds the warm welcome extended by President Isaac Herzog to the new British Ambassador to Israel, Simon Walters. This cordial reception underscores the enduring and robust relationship between the Jewish community and the United Kingdom.
In his gracious welcome, President Herzog expressed the deep-rooted connections between his family and the UK, highlighting the honour of representing Israel at the Royal funeral and Coronation. He reiterated the commitment of Israel and the UK to maintain and enhance their excellent relations.
The NJA takes great pride in announcing its association with Ambassador Simon Walters, who recently assumed his role as British Ambassador to Israel. The NJA had the privilege of hosting the first public Jewish communal event with Ambassador Walters in July of this year, just one week before his departure for Israel to commence his distinguished posting. During this event, Ambassador Walters showcased a profound understanding of the Jewish community’s concerns, values, and contributions.
Ambassador Walters, a native of Northern Ireland, previously served in Israel as Consul in Jerusalem from 2008 to 2011. His affectionate ties to Israel, including the birth of his younger son at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital during his tenure, reflect his deep appreciation for the country.
Furthermore, Ambassador Walters has consistently praised the strategic partnership between the United Kingdom and Israel. He has emphasised the significance of the trade relationship between the two nations and expressed his commitment to strengthening these bonds in Tel Aviv.
The NJA extends its best wishes to Ambassador Walters as he embarks on this vital role in nurturing the bilateral relationship between the United Kingdom and Israel. The NJA is confident that his extensive experience and dedication will contribute significantly to the enduring friendship between our nations.