Netanyahu, Liberman to attend Paris rally for terror victims
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Netanyahu, Liberman to attend Paris rally for terror victims

Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett also said to be participating in French event that will host over 30 world leaders

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, January 4, 2015. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/Flash90, Pool)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, January 4, 2015. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/Flash90, Pool)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman will attend Sunday’s mass rally in Paris to pay tribute to 17 people killed during three days of Islamist attacks.

Four of the victims were slain during an attack on a kosher supermarket on Friday.

Over 30 world leaders are expected to attend the rally on Sunday.

After initially opting out because of security concerns, the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed that Netanyahu would leave for Paris on Sunday.

Jewish Home leader and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett was also said to be attending.

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, will take part in the march paying homage to the terror victims and to express their support of the French people and their leaders,” read an Israeli Embassy communique cited by AFP.

Both Netanyahu and Liberman on Saturday urged French Jews and European Jews more generally, to immigrate to Israel.

“Israel is your home,” said Netanyahu in an address Saturday night, while Liberman warned that the best “security precaution [for Jews] may be aliya [immigration] to Israel.”

Following the attacks in Paris over the past few days, the foreign minister held a discussion with fellow ministry officials, security personnel and members of the Israeli Embassy in Paris via satellite television on Saturday, according to Israel National News.

“An assessment of Israeli embassies around the world, in terms of security and political coordination with local authorities, was reviewed in an effort to maintain the safety and security of Israeli representatives, and we will review a myriad of issues pertaining to the Jewish community in France and other major countries in Europe,” a statement by the Foreign Ministry read.

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