BY SAMIE WAIKORI
MALAITA Provincial Government (MPG) and a representative from Israel’s Ambassador Office in Canberra celebrated the 70th Independence Anniversary of Israel in Auki.
An official dinner hosted representatives from various stakeholders in Auki and members of the provincial office in Malaita.
Speaking during the function, Advisor for the Pacific countries-base in the Israeli Ambassador office in Canberra, Mr Yaron Sultan Dadon applauded MPG and the Solomon Islands government for making the celebration possible.
He highlighted some important aspects of the history of Israel that led to where the country is now today.
Dadon said establishing the Israeli state 70 years ago was a great challenge; the country survived three major attacks from neighbouring Arab states, and countless skirmishes with terrorist groups.
There are still unresolved issues relating the Israel state’s establishment.
However, he highlighted that the very fast development of Israel is only through education.
“In Israel we don’t have any other resource apart from human resource. We live in desert where it has nothing at all except for the desert itself.
“So the mean is education. And priority we put in education that hundred percent of our children go to school.
“It is from there our children came back and develop the country and continue to the next generation to make Israel today,” Dadon said.
He added that another important factor about Israel is, Israelis are people of action.
Dadon said “We talk about something today, we do it the minute later.
“We don’t wait for time, we don’t waste time and we don’t just continue to plan without action.
Another thing is we don’t trust and lean on anyone for the development of Israel.”
He said those are some of the characters of the state of Israel and they reap the goodness of them.
On that note, Dadon encouraged the government of Solomon Islands and Malaita province to do the same.