web analytics
February 27, 2015 / 8 Adar , 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Kol Hakavod

French Parliamentarians Comfort Family of Kidnapped Israeli Teen

Meyer Habib, Orthodox Jewish member of France’s National Assembly

Meyer Habib, Orthodox Jewish member of France’s National Assembly
Photo Credit: Wikipedia

A delegation of 40 French Members of Parliament has arrived in Israel to commemorate 65 years of diplomatic ties between France and Israel. The delegation, which includes members of the Senate, national committee, mayors and former ministers, is the largest parliamentary group ever to visit Israel.

Upon their arrival, and despite their extremely busy schedule, the delegation’s members asked to visit the families Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Shayer and Naftali Frenkel. On Sunday morning, they visited Frenkel’s parents in Nof Ayalon, telling the boy’s parents that their hearts are filled with prayer, appreciation and love for them and the boys. “Your smile strengthens us,” said one parliamentarian to Naftali’s mother, Racheli.

Meyer Haviv, head of the delegation, told Tazpit News Agency that the visitors expressed their sorrow for the poor and insufficient coverage this tragic event has received in the French media.

“Unfortunately, the French public is more interested in the World Cup than it is in the kidnapping,” explained Haviv.

Racheli responded that her son was also really looking forward to the tournament. “Naftali is just a normal child who ultimately just wanted to return home from school” she told the French visitors.

According to Haviv, the visit with the family left a profound impression with the delegation member. “Our visit was held under a very dark cloud of a tremendously dramatic event which hasn’t received enough coverage in France. When you come face to face with such courageous people, it is certainly impossible to remain indifferent.”

The delegation’s members expressed their sympathy and solidarity with the victims of terror. “Sadly we are personally acquainted with acts of terrorism, as it has struck us as well with the shooting and killing of innocents in Brussels and Toulouse,” said Haviv. Claude Goasguen, a former minister in the French government and the representative of the 16th quarter in the French Parliament, stated that he is determined to do everything he can to spread the family’s message.

“Although the issue is currently not receiving enough of the public’s attention in the world, we are aware of the power and influence embedded within the social networks, and it is beginning to pick up. We will make sure to spread the message in order to ensure the boys safe return to their homes as soon as possible. As far as we are concerned, there is no difference between these Israeli boys and the kidnapped girls in Nigeria and we join the families in prayer for their sons return,” said Goasguen.

The Frenkel family was touched by the parliament members’ visit. “It truly strengthens us to see this type of support from overseas. We hope to meet you again together with our son Naftali soon,” Racheli Frenkel told the delegation.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

6 Responses to “French Parliamentarians Comfort Family of Kidnapped Israeli Teen”

  1. Terry Howe says:

    Very classy of you.

  2. Cherie Lewis says:

    Thanks so much to these French leaders!

  3. That gives us all some hope in an otherwise sick world

  4. Rivkah Lange says:

    Thank you for caring

  5. Thank you 40 French Parliamentarians for your support of the Kidnapped Israeli Teens… In addition to my previous remarks on this subject – here is a fool proof FINAL solution to any further Kidnapping –Raid the PLO headquarters… capture Abbas and 2 others… hold them in incognito untill they release your Teens ! ! ! ! You will never hear from them again. — AND DO IT NOW !

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Said Arikat, al-Quds Washington, D.C. reporter. Jan. 29, 2015
Said Says (Falsely): ‘Israel flooding Gaza with Waste Water’
Latest News Stories
Underground tunnel found near the Egyptian border. Archive photo.

Learning lessons from Protective Edge, Israel is building an underground training field, and will train special units in tunnel warfare.

Israel Nature and Parks Authority Director-General Saul Goldstein at the inauguration of the new Israel Bike Trail's southern segment this week.

The unique desert landscape that covers large parts of Israel allow for its positioning as a leading destination for cyclists, with a comfortable climate year-round and spectacular desert scenery.

Said Arikat, al-Quds Washington, D.C. reporter. Jan. 29, 2015

Once again al Quds’ Said Arikat used the State Dept. Briefing room to slander Israel with false “facts.”

President Barack Obama.

“If no one is infallible, how is it possible that Netanyahu in his opposition to a potential Iran deal is wrong and you guys are all right?”

US Intelligence Chief Says ISIS ‘low priority’ for Turkey.

Thousands of ultra orthodox Jews attend the wedding of the granddaughter of the rabbi of the ultra orthodox Jewish Kretchnif dynasty in Kiryat Tsanz, Netanya.

Kerry not only is evading Netanyahu but also is trying to upstage him.

House Speaker John Boehner asserts next week’s speech to Congress by Israeli PM Netanyahu won’t hurt US-Israel relations.

Jordan and Israel signed an historic agreement Thursday to implement the Red Sea-Dead Sea rescue pipeline project.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice and US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power will represent the Obama administration at AIPAC next week.

A NYC jury has convicted Al Qaeda’s ‘minister of communications’ on charges connected to the 1998 bombing of a US embassy in East Africa.

Netanyahu to meet with bipartisan congressional leadership before he addresses the joint session of Congress on March 3.

Jihadi John, the British beheader in Daesh-land (Islamic State) has been tentatively identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Brit, born in Kuwait, who grew up in West London and has a degree in computer programming. His former friends who have identified him, and are positive its him.

An Arab tried to stab an IDF soldier at the Gush Etzion junction on Thursday evening.

“It is a development that I did not expect five years ago and that’s a bit shocking.”

More Articles from Yifa Segal / Tazpit News Agency
Shooting Fireworks

Security forces can now legally shoot back at the fireworks terrorists.

At the end of day, this is not a political story, but a human one.

A delegation of 40 French Members of Parliament arrived in Israel. Upon their arrival, and despite their extremely busy schedule, the delegation’s members asked to pay a visit to the families of the kidnapped Israeli teens.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/french-parliamentarians-comfort-family-of-kidnapped-israeli-teen/2014/06/17/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: