Herzog meets with Macron in Paris
Herzog meets with Macron in Paris Kobi Gideon (GPO)

Israeli President Isaac Herzog began his visit to France Sunday morning with a diplomatic working meeting with his French counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron.

At the start of their meeting, President Herzog told President Macron about the late Rabbi Kanievsky, who recently passed away, and about his importance to the Jewish People and the whole State of Israel.

President Herzog thanked President Macron for the warm welcome and stressed the importance of this significant visit to mark ten years since the terrible terror attack in Toulouse.

During the visit Sunday, Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog visited the Ohr Torah Jewish school in Toulouse, the site of the terror attack in 2012 in which Jonathan, Arié, Gabriel, and Myriam were murdered.

Herzog and Macron laid a wreath at the monument commemorating the victims of the attack, stood for a minute’s silence, and then met teachers and students who were present at the school at the time of the attack.

Later, together with former French Presidents François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, Herzog and the First Lady joined President Macron and Brigitte Macron in meeting school principal Yaacov Monsonego and his wife Yaffa, who lost their eight-year-old daughter Myriam in the massacre.

Presidents Herzog and Macron heard from the families about their heavy loss, the challenges that have accompanied them over the past decade, and the strengthening of the Jewish community of Toulouse after the disaster, and they comforted them.