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  4/15/2013, Iyar 5, 5773

Courage of Bereaved Symbolizes Resilience of Israel


Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon saluted the courage of bereaved families during Memorial Day remarks at the Kiryat Shaul Cemetery in Tel Aviv. He noted that Israel is a peace-seeking nation that does not want to lose its children, but there are those who do not recognize the right of its people to a Jewish homeland and force it to respond with a fight to thwart their intentions. Referring to the Iranian nuclear threat among other changing challenges that demand a firm response, the former chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces said there would be a price to pay for lack of immediate action.

Ya'alon told the bereaved families, "Through your courage, dear families, you are a symbol of the resilience of Israeli society, which passes the test, time and time again in the face of challenges it faces."

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