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Peres Consoles Abu Khdeir Family

Monday, July 7th, 2014

President Shimon Peres spoke this afternoon (Monday) with Hussein Abu Khdeir, the father of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, and expressed his condolences.

“I know what you and your family are going through. I am full of shame and share in your grief. He was murdered by criminals. I am ashamed on behalf of my nation and I grieve with you. The only thing left for all of us to do is to ensure that no more children are murdered, and no more tears are shed are by mothers,” Peres said.

Hussein Abu Khdeir responded that he “seeks true justice in the court,” to which Peres replied that Israel would do all it can to bring the killers to justice. 

“Justice will be done and we will not compromise on that. We all reject murderers and like you I want justice, true justice. There is nothing that saddens us more than the tears of a mother and the grief of a father. Sadly there is no comfort for a grieving mother but there will be no compassion for the murderers. The murderers must be punished and the murder uprooted from its source. We must replace the mourner’s tent with a tabernacle of peace,” said the President.

Netanyahu Visits the Netherlands, Praises Strong Stance on Iran

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, on a two-day trip to the Netherlands, lauded the support of the Dutch government in efforts to frustrate Iranian nuclear ambitions.

“The one issue in which we stand together is in opposing Iran’s nuclear ambitions,” Netanyahu said in a speech at the 17th-century Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam. “I thank the Dutch government for their strong stance on sanctions against Iran.”

Netanyahu also repeated an invitation to PA President Abbas to immediately revive direct talks.


Inter-Parliamentary Union Apologizes for Hamas Invitation, Participation

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Responding to a letter in which Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin threatened the Knesset’s withdrawal from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) due to Hamas’ participation in a committee meeting on human rights, IPU secretary-general Anders Johnsson apologized and said he intends to honor his pledge and ban the terrorist organization from participating in any future activities.

Johnsson explained that Hamas members came as part of a Palestinian delegation to discuss Israel’s treatment of Palestinian prisoners. He apologized for the fact that the Palestinian delegation manipulated the meeting with its own agenda, but added that the committee rejected many of the Palestinians’ contentions.


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