PM Netanyahu sent the Czech ambassador his condolences over Sunday’s passing of former Czech President Vaclav Havel. “In the name of the government and the Nation of Israel I wish to extend our condolences to the Havel family and to the Czech people over the passing of Vaclav Havel.
“President Havel was a strong, brave voice against totalitarianism, inspiring freedom fighters worldwide. After leading the Velvet Revolution he established a democratic Czech government, and revived the deep friendship of the Czech peoples with Israel. He was a true friend of Israel, and he made efforts in recent years along with other world leaders to counter attempts to de-legitimize the only State of the Jewish People. His courage and confidence will be sorely missed.”