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President Rivlin's statement on the passing of Nobel Prize Winner Elie Wiesel
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President Rivlin's statement on the passing of Nobel Prize Winner Elie Wiesel

02 July 2016

 

President Rivlin's statement on the passing of Nobel Prize Winner Elie Wiesel

(Communicated by the President's Spokesperson)

 

President Rivlin this evening (Saturday) spoke of his sadness on the passing of Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel.  He said, “Tonight we bid farewell to a hero of the Jewish People, and a giant of all humanity. Elie Wiesel, of blessed memory, embodied the determination of the human spirit to overcome the darkest of evils, and survive against all the odds. His life was dedicated to the fight against all hatred, and for the sake of man as created in the image of God – he was a guide for us all. One of the Jewish people’s greatest sons, who touched the hearts of so many, and helped us to believe in forgiveness, in life, and in the eternal bond of the Jewish people. May his memory be a blessing, everlastingly engraved in the heart of the nation.”