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        11/11/2013, Kislev 8, 5774

      Edelstein: We Stand By the Filipino People

      Knesset Speaker of the House MK Yuli Edelstein this morning (Monday) sent a letter of condolence to his counterpart, Philippine House Speaker Feliciano Belmont, following the recent disaster that struck the Philippines.

      In his letter, he expressed his personal feelings together with that of the whole country, saying, "In the name of the Knesset, and of all Israelis, I want to convey our sincere condolences to you and all the residents of the Philippines on the tragic loss of human life and the terrible destruction caused by the typhoon that has destroyed entire regions of your country."

      "At such moments of grief, we stand alongside the Filipino people to give you strength and support to cope with this terrible situation. Our hearts and our feelings are with you," Edelstein wrote.