Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni received a rather unusual gift this week - a diamond ring sent to her by a Canadian man.
The package, sent to Livni's office by FedEx, included an 18 carat gold ring crowned with a diamond, a photo of the sender, Quebec resident Laurent Belanger, and a handwritten note on his personalized stationary saying, "I am aware of what I'm doing."
Initially Livni's security guards approached the package with caution, for fear that it may have contained an explosive device. Upon opening the package, the guards were surprised to discover a ring placed on a cushion in a tin box.
The authenticity of the diamond itself has not been verified, and the note enclosed provided no explanation as to what the gift meant, but Livni's associates believe it could have been some sort of marriage proposal.
After seeing the gift, Livni, who is married with two children, told her staff to thank the man for the gift, but to send it back to him.