February 11, 2007

Ilan Halimi Z”L Buried in Jerusalem

From JAFI:

On the special initiative of the Jewish Agency for Israel, the remains of the late Ilan Halimi, a young Jew murdered last year in Paris in an anti-Semitic attack, were reinterred in Jerusalem Friday, February 9th 2007. The Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Zeev Bielski, said: “The reburial of Ilan Halimi in Israel is the closing of a Zionist circle. The family’s decision to tie their fate with the State of Israel, especially in such tragic circumstances, is a message clearly felt, one which expresses the unity of the Jewish People. The hideous murder, motivated solely by anti-Semitism, is emblazoned in the heart of the Jewish people, the State of Israel and the Jewish Agency, which has placed as a goal the struggle against this repugnant manifestation of hatred which is raising its ugly head around the world.”
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