Jerusalem, 11 September, 2022 (TPS) — President Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal Herzog signed the condolence book for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday night, at the Residence of the British Ambassador to Israel Neil Wigan.
Herzog wrote in the condolence book “on behalf of the State and the People of Israel, I express my deepest condolences on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, whose reign was momentous and historic. She was an icon of stability and beacon of morality in the service of her people.”
“May G-d bless King Charles III and may he reign in peace. The king by justice establishes the land’ (Proverbs 29:4)”
Herzog then stated “on behalf of the people of Israel and the State of Israel, I want to express my deepest condolences to the British people and all the subjects of Queen Elizabeth II. Her reign was momentous and historic and she was an icon of morality and stability to the entire world and definitely the United Kingdom.”
“We wish success to King Charles III, and as is said in the Bible, the king reigns by justice and establishes the land. May he have a peaceful reign and a successful one,” he said.
Israelis from around the country gave also arrived at the ambassador’s residence to sign the book and express their condolences.
The flag at Israel’s embassy in London was lowered to half-mast “as the State of Israel joins the British people and nations worldwide in mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth ll.”
The city of Jerusalem let the flags of Israel and the UK on the walls of the Old City.
Prime Minister Yair Lapid said “on behalf of the Government and people of Israel, I send my condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She leaves behind an unparalleled legacy of leadership and service. May her memory be for a blessing.”
Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that “my wife Sara and I, along with all the people of Israel, send our condolences to the people of Britain and to the royal family on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II”
“She was a legendary sovereign, a beacon of integrity and a steward of a second Elizabethan age which will be remembered down the centuries. May her memory be blessed,” he said.