On May 16, 2013 the ceremony of nomination of Ofer Kerzner as Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Jerusalem took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel.
The ceremony was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in the State of Israel H.Nadolenko, Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel Z.Elkin, heads of departments of foreign office and representatives of business circles of Israel.
O.Kerzner was served Consular commission and Exequatur as well as the Agreement on the functions and duties of the Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Jerusalem was signed.
The Ambassador of Ukraine congratulated Honorary Consul of the appointment and expressed confidence in O.Kerzner continued success on his new post. H. Nadolenko also noted the importance of the opening of the Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Jerusalem and the positive impact of this event on the further development of friendly relations between Ukraine and Israel.
The newly appointed Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Jerusalem, in turn, thanked for the honor received. He also said that "in recent years, Ukraine showed itself as a true friend of Israel. In a difficult diplomatic reality, Ukraine has proven steadfastness in maintaining Israel both in public policy and in security. "
O.Kerzner, who is one of the most successful Israeli businessmen working in Ukraine, also noted that for eighteen years of his work in Ukraine, he "discovered the talented and hard-working people who are second to none".