Helen Freedman, who served as executive director of Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI), has passed away.

Samaria councilman David Ha'ivri commented on Freedman's passing, tweeting, "Very sad news to learn that Helen Freedman has left us. She was a very special woman, a Jewish lion totally focused on fighting for Israel. Over the past 30 years I spoke many times with groups of supporters whom she brought to Shomron and Judea and spoke at her events in NYC."

Dani Dayan, Former Consul General of Israel in New York, tweeted, Deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Helen Freedman, the co-Executive Director of AFSI. Helen was a staunch supporter of Medinath Israel and Eretz Israel , a proud Zionist and a lovely human being. She will be missed."