Israeli Counsellor

Re-Launches Society


Dr Tibor Schlosser, counsellor at the Israeli Embassy in Rome visited Malta between Sunday 21st and Tuesday 23rd January and  2001.

Dr Tibi Schlosser, officially re-inaugurated  the Malta - Israel Cultural & Friendship society in a specially convened general meeting in Floriana, Monday 22nd January 2001. He congratulated the Society's Chairman on his un-tiring efforts these past 30 years in Israel's favour in Maltese Society.

Dr Schlosser was warmly welcomed by the very large gathering and was clearly moved by the outpouring support he encountered not only at the gathering of Maltese friends of Israel, but also during the many encounters he had with the general public in his first short two days visit to Malta. Dr Schlosser lectured the members of the society and the many friends of Israel which attended the meeting, on Israel's position on the marathon talks being held with the Palestinian leaders and later answered questions put to him by the public.

After which Dr Schlosser handed over a token presentation of books and video cassettes on Israel to the society's president.

During his short visit Dr Schlosser, accompanied by the Society's President Mr. Lawrence Attard Bezzina met the following personalities

Mr Abraham Ohayon, President and Mr Stanley Davis Hon Secretary Jewish Community of Malta at the Jewish Community Centre Ta' Xbiex. He later visited the local synagogue, which was consecrated for services just a year ago

This was followed by a meeting with Dr Jason Azzopardi LL D , International secretary, Nationalist Party at the P. N. Headquarters, Pieta'. At which the possibility of a visit by officials of the Nationalist Party to Israel was discussed together with the possibility of the Peace accord being signed in Malta.  Later on a meeting with the Nationalist Press / TV / Radio was held.

Dr Schlosser was Interview on Capitol Radio (the Green Party Radio) and meeting with the chairman of Alternattiva Demokratika (the Green Party)

A meeting with Mrs Miriam Dunn - Dep Editor  Malta Today Newspaper and Editor of the Business Times was held in Valletta.

This was followed by a meeting with the Editor of Il-Gens, Mr Nicholas Baldacchino and an 1 hour interview with RTK News Editor Ms Maria Muscat.

The last meeting was held with Dr Michael Falzon LL D, International secretary Malta Labour Party at the Malta Labour Party HQ, Hamrun. The possibility of a high level Malta Labour Party delegation to Israel was discussed as well as Israel's view on the current Peace talks with the Palestinian Authority Leaders.

He ended his day by meeting with Israeli students and Maltese friends of Israel.