Full Text Israel Political Brief March 23, 2015: PM Benjamin Netanyahu Sends Condolence Letter to the Sassoon Family

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PM Netanyahu Sends Condolence Letter to the Sassoon Family

Source: PMO, 3-23-15

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a condolence letter to the Sassoon family which lost seven children last Shabbat in a fire in Brooklyn. The children were laid to rest in Jerusalem earlier this evening.

Prime Minister Netanyahu wrote to Gabriel, the father of the family:

“Dear Gabriel,

I was deeply shocked to hear about the tragic deaths of your beloved children, Eliane, David, Rivka, Yehoshua, Moshe, Sarah and Yaakov. From what I have heard about them, they were children imbued with values, who were a source of pride and joy for you. Each one of your children was a world unto him or herself, unique and special. There is no greater sorrow than the loss of children and the pain is even greater because they were so young. The entire Jewish People feels your pain.

As a family with faith, your dear ones embody the verse (Leviticus 10:3), ‘Through those that are close to Me will I be sanctified’. May you find the inner strength to cope with the tragedy that has befallen your family. May the memories of your children be a source of strength and consolation. I wish a full and quick recovery to your wife Gayle and your daughter Tziporah.

Yours in deep grief over the loss of seven pure souls,

Sincerely,

Benjamin Netanyahu.”

ראש הממשלה נתניהו שלח מכתב תנחומים לבני משפחת ששון ששבעה מילדיה נספו בשריפה בברוקלין
23/03/2015
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ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו שלח היום מכתב תנחומים לבני משפחת ששון ששבעה מילדיה נספו בשבת בשריפה בברוקלין והובאו הערב למנוחות בירושלים.

במכתב כתב ראש הממשלה נתניהו לאב המשפחה: “גבריאל היקר, שמעתי בזעזוע עמוק על מותם הטראגי של ילדיך האהובים אליען, דוד, רבקה, יהושע, משה, שרה ויעקב. ממה ששמעתי אודותם, אני למד על ילדים ערכיים שהיוו מקור גאווה ושמחה עבורכם. כל אחד מילדיך היה עולם ומלואו, יחיד ומיוחד. אין יגון גדול יותר מאובדן בנים ובנות, והייסורים גדולים עוד יותר כשמדובר בילדים רכים בשנים. עם ישראל כולו כואב את כאבכם.

כמשפחה מאמינה נתקיים ביקיריכם הפסוק ‘בקרוביי אקדש’ – במקורבים אליי אקדש. מי ייתן ותמצא את תעצומות הנפש להתמודד עם האסון שפקד את המשפחה כולה, ותשאב מזיכרון ילדיך מקור כח ונחמה. אני מאחל רפואה שלמה והחלמה מלאה לרעייתך גייל ולבתך ציפורה. עמכם ביגונכם העמוק על אובדן ילדיכם, שבע נשמות טהורות. בברכה, בנימין נתניהו”.

Israel Political Brief December 16, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu & President Shimon Peres send condolence messages about Newtown School Shooting massacre

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Israeli leaders send condolence messages in Newtown massacre

Source: JTA, 12-16-12

Israeli leaders sent letters of condolence to President Obama over the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn.

Israeli President Shimon Peres: “On behalf of the people of Israel, as friends and as parents, we stand with you today in contemplation and grief over the atrocious, incomprehensible massacre of 20 children and six adults — educators — at Sandy Hook Elementary School. No experience with death can be likened to that of a parents’ loss of their child. No crime is more heinous than the killing of a child.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “We in Israel have experienced such cruel acts of slaughter and we know the shock and agony they bring. I want to express my profound grief, and that of all the people in Israel, to the families that lost their loved ones. May you and the American people find the strength to overcome this unspeakable tragedy.”

In a video message posted on YouTube, Netanyahu addressed the American people, saying, “The people of Israel grieve with you. I can only pray that God will give you the strength, as he has given us, to overcome the tragedy and go on living.”

Full Text Israel Political Brief December 16, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Letter to US President Barack Obama Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

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PM Netanyahu’s Letter to US President Obama Following the Events in Connecticut

Source: PMO, 12-15-12

Following is the text of the letter that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent to US President Barack Obama:

“Dear President Obama,

I was shocked and horrified by today’s savage massacre of innocent children and adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

We in Israel have experienced such cruel acts of slaughter and we know the shock and agony they bring.

I want to express my profound grief, and that of all the people in Israel, to the families that lost their loved ones.

May you and the American people find the strength to overcome this unspeakable tragedy.

With my deepest condolences,

(Signed)

Benjamin Netanyahu,
Prime Minister of Israel”

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