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Israel’s President Herzog hails Queen Elizabeth II as an ‘icon of stability,’ to represent Israel at her funeral

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The Israeli president signed the condolence book for the queen at the residence of the British ambassador to Israel, calling her a “beacon of morality in the service of her people.”

Tel Aviv honored the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday by lighting up City Hall with the Union Jack.

By JNS

Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Saturday night signed the condolence book for Queen Elizabeth II at the residence of the British ambassador to Israel, according to a statement by his office.

“On behalf of the State and the People of Israel, I express my deepest condolences on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, whose reign was momentous and historic. She was an icon of stability and [a]beacon of morality in the service of her people,” Herzog wrote.

“May G-d bless King Charles III and may he reign in peace. ‘The king by justice establishes the land (Proverbs 29:4),’” he added.

The Queen died on Thursday at age 96. She was surrounded by the royal family, including her children, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Her seven-decade reign was the longest ever of a British monarch.

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid at the time expressed his condolences, calling the Queen “an extraordinary figure, a unique leader who symbolized devotion and love for her homeland.”

For his part, Herzog called the Queen’s death “the end of an era.”

The Israeli president will represent Jerusalem at the Queen’s funeral in London on September 19, according to Hebrew-language media reports.

Tel Aviv lights City Hall with Union Jack to honor Queen Elizabeth II

Tel Aviv honored the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday by lighting up City Hall with the Union Jack.

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai expressed his condolences for the passing of the Queen on Twitter with a photo of the lit-up city hall.

“Great sorrow fell on Britain with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, one of the most important and influential leaders the world has ever known,” he tweeted. “Tonight, we all share in the sorrow of the United Kingdom.”

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid expressee condolences upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II, calling her “an extraordinary figure, a unique leader who symbolized devotion and love for her homeland.”

“On behalf of the Government of Israel and the citizens of Israel, I send my condolences to the Royal Family and the citizens of the United Kingdom on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” he wrote.

 

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