CIC congratulates the people of Israel on an exemplary election

    OTTAWA, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - The Canada-Israel Committee this evening extended
congratulations to Israel, the Middle East's only democracy, on the conclusion
of their 18th Knesset elections.
    "Every Israeli, from the Right to the Left, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian
was empowered to participate in this election", said Moshe Ronen, National
Chair of the CIC. "As citizens of a sister democracy, the Canadian Jewish
community is particularly proud."
    "By the closeness of the vote, Israel has once again shown the world what
real pluralistic democracy looks like", concluded Mr. Ronen, observing that as
a consequence, the real result will only be known over the coming weeks. The
CIC is confident that Canada will continue to work closely with the next
Israeli government.
    Mr. Ronen is in Israel and available for comment to Canadian media.

For further information:

For further information: Moshe Ronen, National Chair,
011-972-2-54-816-4110; Sara Saber-Freedman, Executive Vice-President, (514)

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