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Herzog visits Lod, urging Arab-Jewish coexistence

President Isaac Herzog during a visit to Lod on July 15, 2021. (Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)
President Isaac Herzog during a visit to Lod on July 15, 2021. (Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)

President Isaac Herzog and his wife, Michal, pay a visit to Lod to urge its residents to coexist following unprecedented violence in the city during the Israel-Hamas conflict in May.

“Lod is the State of Israel and the State of Israel is Lod,” Herzog says during his visit to the mixed Arab-Jewish city. “If we can’t learn to live together in Lod, we won’t be able to live together in the rest of the country.”

Herzog says that during his visit he encountered “immense love and sad pain. We must do everything in order to neutralize this pain and return to a path of love, unity, neighborliness and affection.”

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