31 December, many Israeli politicians have issued a video message, congratulating the citizens with the upcoming 2016 year. Among them was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In a congratulatory message the Prime Minister, turned to Russian-speaking citizens, it was said: «happy New year! (in Russian, then in Hebrew). I congratulate you with the coming New year. I wish you, your families and friends, children and grandchildren good health, success and happiness. Country of your outcome you brought something very valuable, namely, the pursuit of excellence in all fields: in science, in Economics, in sport – in everything. You have repeatedly proven their ability to achieve the highest positions, despite all the difficulties. You have made and continue to every day make an enormous contribution to our society, our country — keep it up! Israel needs you everywhere, in all areas: in research, in medicine, in trade, in defence, in politics, in education, in culture. We focus on high standards, and you serve us a wonderful example and role model. For my part, I and members of the government, including, of course, there are also immigrants from countries of the former Soviet Union, will do everything necessary to provide to the children of Israel a good education and access to technology, and thus to guarantee equal opportunities for every child. Every boy and every girl. We will continue to bring the Negev and Galilee, connecting them with the Central part of Israel new roads, building of modern road junctions and paving of the railway track. With the beginning of the translation units of the IDF to the South and transformation of the Negev into the center of tiberindwa, in the southern region have already been created thousands of new jobs – and this is only the beginning. In addition, we will continue to work day and night to ensure security in Israel, continue to protect the country from numerous threats that it faces. I wish you to spend a warm evening with family, at the table, where traditionally there is a place and the older generation. Keep your peculiar reverence for parents – this excellent tradition that you brought with you, and pass it on to their children. Happy holiday and happy 2016!»
With congratulations were made by the Minister of education, leader of the «Bayt Yehudi» Naftali Bennett, the leader of the party «Our home Israel» Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of the party «Yesh Atid» Yair Lapid, the leader of the opposition, co-chair of the blog «the Zionist camp» Isaac Herzog and his colleagues Tzipi Livni and Ksenia Svetlova.
In addition, congratulations to the Israelis a happy New year was published on the website of the Russian Embassy in Facebook.
Greetings from Netanyahu
Greetings from Bennett