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  12/18/2012, Tevet 5, 5773

Netanyahu Joins Condolences for Senator Inouye


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu joined other Jewish leaders, Tuesday, in expressing condolences on the passing of United States Senator Daniel Inouye. Netanyahu said, in a statement, "Since the establishment of the State of Israel, our country has been blessed to have had the unwavering support of outstanding American leaders who were dedicated to strengthening the security of Israel and to deepening the unique and powerful alliance between Israel and the United States. But even among these leaders, the contributions of Senator Inouye stand out. His friendship to the Jewish people knew no bounds, and he worked tirelessly throughout his public life to safeguard the one and only Jewish state."

Echoing sentiments, expressed earlier by Israel's ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, the prime minister said, "The people of Israel will forever owe him a profound debt of gratitude."

To read the entire statement, click here.