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Ezer Weizman 1924-2005

 

Former Israeli President Ezer Weizman passed away last night.

 

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“Ezer was a symbol and example of the Israeli sabra..Every station in his life was a cornerstone in the building of this country..Today, I have lost a commander and good friend.”

– Israeli PM Ariel Sharon

“He displayed both military and civilian courage and as he fought bravely for Israel’s security, so he fought boldly for peace..Ezer became a legend while still alive and will remain so in our memory.”

– Deputy PM Shimon Peres

“The entire nation of Israel will miss his colorful character”

– Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

“The people of Israel lost an unusual person who forged the Air Force’s fighting capabilities and the fighting spirit of the IDF in its entirely, but also made an irreplaceable political contribution to the peace agreement with Egypt”

– Former PM Ehud Barak

“[He] best exemplified ‘Israeliness’ throughout the years of the state’s existence in the full meaning of the word, his way, his style, his outlook, his determination not to compromise his beliefs and his principles, and it was this that brought him to his various roles on the political map, from the Greater Land of Israel to the Labor Party….With his personal charm and magnetism, his determination, his optimism, his ‘fighter-ism,’ he swept many others with him, and penetrated the hearts of many in Israel”

– Israeli President Moshe Katsav

“Weizman was ‘the human face of Israel’…he didn’t take himself seriously, but he took other people seriously. In the world of politics we and public life we have many pompous people around, but he was a person who emphasized friendship and brotherhood between Arabs and Israelis.”

– Jordan’s Prince Hassan, brother of the late King Hussein

“We knew him particularly as a man of peace who acts for the security of Israel. Weizman enjoyed great respect and had many friends in Egypt.”

– Egyptian Ambassador to Israel Mohammad Assem Ibrahim

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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