הפורום להגות ליברלית
Fraewell wards
Mr. Werner Novak and Dr. Hanita Eshtai

Dr. Hans-Georg Fleck, Member of Parliament Dr. Wolfgang Gerhardt, Mrs. Anne Choen-Kouler , Amir Bar on of the Israeli desk. Georgette Habashi, Esti Nidermayer, members of the Fridrich Naumann staff, Dear Gusts;

It is my privilege to say some wards on this farewell party for Dr. Hans Flack.

Above all I would like to thank you - Dr. Fleck for your efforts to promote liberal ideas in Israel. As we all know it is never an easy task. It is not easy to keep a balance between Israeli and Palestinian involved in a conflict. It is not easy to follow the Israeli political scene.

In the term of Dr. Flack- the western world experienced a growing on frustration. The frustration of people was evident globally. In most of the countries people identify the Social malaise with the capitalist economy system. All of a sudden the idea of Liberalism was questioned. Many did not differ between Liberal principles and human greed. These stormy times demanded a person who holds to his universal values and on the same time stays open to new Ideas and to our local needs. Such openness we found in Dr. Flack approach. He encouraged us – for example- to conduct seminars in and on Peripheral problems long before the protest outbreak last summer.On behalf of the forum of liberal thinking and its thousands participants I wish you all the best. We hope that you will visit us –we are just around the corner.