THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
Death of Former Israeli President Chaim Herzog
I was informed this morning that former Israeli President, Chaim Herzog, had died after a long illness. I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family and to the people of Israel. Chaim Herzog not only served the Israeli people with distinction as their President for ten years, he was a courageous soldier in the liberation of Europe and a distinguished leader in the Israeli armed forces. He will long be remembered for his years as a statesman and scholar -- he personified a vibrant, emerging Israel, taking its place in the community of nations.
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