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 1                       HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The Illinois House of  Representatives  welcomes
 3    Tzipora  Rimon  to  Springfield,  Illinois;  Ms. Rimon is the
 4    Consul General of Israel to the Midwest; and
 5        WHEREAS, Tzipora Rimon was born, raised, and educated  in
 6    Israel;  while  serving  in  the  Israel  Defense Forces, she
 7    reached the rank of Captain and specialized in  instructional
 8    work with the Women's Corps; Ms. Rimon received a Bachelor of
 9    Arts  in  Economics from Hebrew University, where she majored
10    in international trade; and
11        WHEREAS, In 1975 Ms. Rimon joined the Ministry of Foreign
12    Affairs; among her  broad  range  of  expertise  is  Israel's
13    economic  relations  with  the  United States and Europe, and
14    matters concerning the World Trade Organization; she is  also
15    a  graduate  of  the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade's
16    special course for civil servants dealing with  international
17    trade and trade legislation; and
18        WHEREAS,  In  1979 and 1980 Ms. Rimon participated in the
19    United Nations General Assembly as a member  of  the  Israeli
20    delegation; and
21        WHEREAS,  Ms.  Rimon  has served in Israel's Embassies in
22    Copenhagen  and   Lisbon   with   responsibilities   covering
23    political,  information,  and  cultural affairs; between 1990
24    and 1994 she was Minister-Counselor at the Israel Embassy  in
25    Rome  and  Israel's  Permanent  Representative  to the United
26    Nation's Food and Agricultural Organization; she also  served
27    as  Israel's  representative  at  the  International Fund for
28    Agricultural Development and the World Food Program; and
29        WHEREAS, Since 1994 Ms. Rimon has filled the position  of
30    divisional  director  in  the Ministry's Economic Department,
31    working with Jordan, Egypt, the  Palestinian  Authority,  and
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 1    the  Gulf  States;  she has also participated in the Regional
 2    Economic Development Working Group (the multilateral track of
 3    the Mid East peace talks)  as  well  as  in  discussions  and
 4    negotiations on bilateral and multilateral trade issues; and
 5        WHEREAS, Ms. Rimon was appointed Consul General of Israel
 6    to the Midwest region of the United States in August of 1997;
 7    therefore, be it
10    SENATE  CONCURRING HEREIN, that we extend our congratulations
11    to Ms. Rimon on her appointment to  the  position  of  Consul
12    General  of  Israel to the Midwest region, and welcome her to
13    the Illinois General Assembly; and be it further
14        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
15    presented to Ms. Tzipora Rimon.

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