Peres, Netanyahu greet heads of foreign diplomatic missions.
(photo credit: Courtesy The President's Residence)
Israel stands in solidarity with the United States and the city of Boston as it
grapples with Monday’s terror attack on the Boston Marathon, Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres said on Tuesday.
day and on any day, Israel stands shoulder-to- shoulder with the American
people,” Netanyahu said.
“We are partners in freedom and in seeking a
better future for all humanity,” he continued.
“Yesterday, a day of
enjoyment in Boston was turned into a day of terror. We send our condolences to
President Obama, the American people and the bereaved families.”
comes to events like this, all of us are one family. We feel a part of the
people who paid such a high price. God bless them,” Peres said.
the real problem is terror and terror is not an extension of policy, their
policy is terror, their policy is to threaten. Terrorists divide people, they
kill innocent people,” he stated.
“Especially on our Remembrance Day,
it’s important we emphasize the values of freedom– and treat those who attack
freedom as our common enemy,” Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor told The
Malcolm Hoenlein, the president of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American Organizations, told the Post
that the bombing may
have been the first successful attack in the United States since September 11,
2001, but that there have been many planned attacks that have failed, “and we
should remember that.”
“You can’t jump to conclusions. It demeans
the seriousness of the threat, among other things. But this is why the European
Union needs to take a stand against organizations like Hezbollah– it’s a
reminder that these organizations are still very active and very motivated,”
Hoenlein said.Michael Wilner contributed to this report.