Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “I think that most (world leaders) understand — or are at least starting to understand — that this terror committed by extremist Islam represents a clear and present threat to peace in the world in which we live… Islamist terror … is not just the enemy of the Jewish people but of all humanity. It is time all people of all cultures united to eject these elements from among us.”
He hailed the power and resilience of the Jewish people, who have “managed to rise from the ashes” to build “a thriving state” in which the Jews determine their own destiny.” Israel, he said, would always receive Jews “with open arms. The more Israel is the Jewish homeland and the more Jews there are here the stronger we will be in our homeland.”
French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal, representing the French government, said in her eulogy, that France will not tolerate anti-Semitism and will "unfailingly" fight it.
She declared that "Anti-Semitism has no place in France" and that she seeks to assure those assembled of the "unfailing determination of the French government to fight against all forms and acts of anti-Semitism," noting that the four victims were posthumously decorated with the Legion of Honor.
Israel opposition leader Isaac Herzog note that his great grandfather was rabbi of a major Parisian synagogue, but that since then life had grown difficult for Jews. "We welcome you to Israel", he said.
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