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|5 years ago :: May 02, 2012 - 11:11AM #1|
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Obama phones Netanyahu during shiva
‘I can only imagine how proud he was that you are leading the State of Israel,’ US president tells PM
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express his condolences over the passing of Benzion Netanyahu, the prime minister’s father, who passed away Monday morning at the age of 102.
“Michelle and I wish to express our deep sorrow on the passing of your father,” Obama said. “I can only imagine how proud he was that you are leading the State of Israel. For him, that was the biggest present. I want you to know that we think of you and your family. Your father was a figure larger than life.”
The late historian, who spent many years researching and teaching at American universities, was a “bridge between Israel and the US,” Obama added.