Legion d’honneur for Mr. Jack Mahfar
I would like to congratulate Mr. Jack Mahfar of Geneva for receiving the Legion d’honneur from Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of the French Republic, in recognition of his charitable and humanitarian deeds and cultural endeavors.
I am very much honored that a good friend and a relative of mine has been the recipient of such a high medal of distinction in France.
The Legion d'honneur bestowed on Mr. Mahfar is a pride for all Iranians in general and Iranian Jews in particular. In spite of his great success in his business, Mr Mahfar has never forsaken his humble origin, nor his Iranian and Jewish heritage, and he has repeatedly demonstrated this in numerous charitable and cultural endeavors.I wish him, his lovely wife Fereshteh, and his dear family, the best of health, prosperity and continued success in the fields of his endeavors.
Dr. Soli Shahvar
Director, the Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies
University of Haifa