Israeli Ambassador Received Federal Association Medal for Services to the Jewish Community in Austria

Lifestyle & TravelMore+ ♦ Published: September 6, 2023; 10:57 ♦ (Vindobona)

In a moving ceremony, Israeli Ambassador Mordechai Rodgold was awarded the "Great Golden Medal of Honor" by the Federal Association of Jewish Communities in Austria. This honor not only marked a remarkable recognition of his work but was also the first time that an Israeli ambassador was awarded this medal. In the presence of leading community representatives and dignitaries, the award ceremony became both an emotional farewell and a celebration of the close ties between Ambassador Rodgold and the communities in Vienna and throughout Austria.

Israel's ambassador ends his term in Vienna with an honorary award from the Israelite Community. / Picture: © Israeli Embassy in Austria / Clemens Schwarz / HBF

In his speech, the President of the Federal Association, Oskar Deutsch, emphasized the special significance of this award. He said that it underlined not only the esteem in which Ambassador Rodgold was held but also the close and fruitful cooperation between the Israeli Embassy and the Israelite religious communities in Austria. It is the first time that an Israeli ambassador has been…