Obama calls Netanyahu with condolences on father’s death
May 3, 2012 1 Comment
By Lauren Appelbaum, Political Director
Washington, May 3 – According to a statement released by the White House, President Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday to express personal condolences on the death of his father, Benzion Netanyahu.
“In the call the President noted Benzion Netanyahu’s remarkable legacy of service to the Jewish people and deep friendship with the United States,” the statement reads. Obama was aboard Air Force One when he made the call.
Earlier, Mitt Romney also released a statement, calling the death of Benzion Netanyahu “a loss for all of Israel and for all who care about Israel.”
Benzion Netanyahu died at the age of 102 on Monday at home. He is believed to have had great influence on his son Benjamin’s politics.