[Extensions of Remarks]
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IN RECOGNITION OF DR. ANDY DAVID, OUTGOING CONSUL GENERAL OF THE
ISRAELI CONSULATE TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
HON. DORIS O. MATSUI
in the house of representatives
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Ms. MATSUI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of Dr. Andy
David, the Israeli Consul General to the Pacific Northwest. As 2017
marks the end of Dr. David's tenure in California, I ask all my
colleagues to join me in honoring him for his leadership and commitment
in the community to building bridges between the United States and his
home country of Israel.
Dr. David stepped into the position of Consul General in 2012,
following a history of distinguished Israeli diplomatic appointments
that began in 1995. Throughout his half decade of service, he has
helped strengthen ties between the West Coast and our allies in Israel.
Dr. David has worked passionately to build the relationship between the
University of California system and educational institutions in Israel,
and his efforts have also resulted in new and fruitful partnerships
between Silicon Valley companies and Israel's high-tech industry in Tel
In addition to improving cooperation on the international stage, Dr.
David has become a pillar of the community in his adoptive home of San
Francisco. A prominent advocate for the Bay Area Jewish community, Dr.
David will be missed by his friends here when he returns home this
Mr. Speaker, I am honored to pay tribute to Andy David, Israeli
Consul General to the Pacific Northwest, as he celebrates his return to
Israel. I ask all my colleagues to join me in honoring his efforts to
strengthen the relationship between our two great countries.