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Herzog: ‘Those who fell did not ask who was right-wing and who was left-wing’

President Isaac Herzog addresses the state ceremony for Israel's Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and terror victims, at Jerusalem's Western Wall, on May 3, 2022. (Screen capture/YouTube)
President Isaac Herzog addresses the state ceremony for Israel's Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and terror victims, at Jerusalem's Western Wall, on May 3, 2022. (Screen capture/YouTube)

Speaking at the state ceremony marking Memorial Day at Western Wall, President Isaac Herzog calls for unity.

“Our sons and daughters, who fell in defense of our state, fought together and fell together. They did not ask, nor did anyone ask them, who was right-wing and who was left-wing. Who was religious. Who was secular. Who was Jewish and who was not Jewish. Nor did grief pose these questions, to them or to you,” he says.

“They fell as Israelis, defending Israel. In cemeteries, arguments fall silent. Between the headstones, not a sound. A silence that demands that we fulfill, together, their single dying wish: the resurrection of Israel. The building of Israel. United, consolidated, responsible for each other. For we are all sisters and brothers,” he adds.

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