Amb. Oren: People of Israel Commemorate 9/11

Amb. Oren: Israelis Commemorate  9/11

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    Today, September 11, 2013, Ambassador Michael Oren made the following statement:
    "On this somber day, the people of Israel stand shoulder to shoulder with the American people in recalling the ruthless terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. We honor the lives of the nearly 3,000 citizens killed that day and honor their memory as we strengthen our resolve to defend the democratic values that unite our two great countries. Israel will continue to work closely with the United States to prevent future terrorist attacks and will uphold our freedom, liberty, and pursuit of peace. On this day, we commemorate those who fell 12 years ago. Together, we remember."
     
    Photo: The 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem. Credit: CC BY Dr. Avishai Teicher
     
  • Israeli Ceremony in Memory of Fire Fighters

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    The ​Israeli Fire and Rescue Services will hold today a ceremony for firefighters who died on 9/11 at the city of Rishon Lezion fire station. The ceremony was initiated by the Rishon LeZion firefighters to commemorate the brother of one of the station's firefighter. The late Danny Levy, was a New York firefighter who died in January 2013, after suffering from an illness related to his work during the 9/11 rescue efforts.