Oren David was appointed non-resident Israeli Ambassador to Malta in February. He tells Kurt Sansone relations between the two countries have never been so good.
“Western democracies should have affinity and show solidarity with Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East,” he says.
It is a frustration that is also directed towards Malta although Mr David admits that relations between the two countries have never been as good as they are today. He does not elaborate but insists that, in the past, Malta did not have “an amount of understanding towards Israel’s needs, constraints, challenges and sacrifices”.
“Bilateral relations today are deep and comprehensive and, for the first time, compatible with how they should have always been,” Mr David says, drawing on the cultural, historical and geographical affinity between both countries. Read more