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Herzog Calls on International Community to Designate Hamas a Terrorist Organization

November 23, 2021

by: JNS via Israel Hayom

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Israeli President Isaac Herzog boards a plane for his trip to the UK.

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 | The fact that the terrorist who carried out the attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, in which South African–Israeli Eliyahu (“Eli”) Kay was murdered “came from Hamas’s political wing requires that the entire international community recognize Hamas as a terrorist organization,” said Israeli President Isaac Herzog, shortly after landing in London for a two-day visit in the UK.

On Twitter, Herzog posted that he had been updated on the attack in Jerusalem’s Old City Sunday morning.

“I offer my condolences to the family and friends of Eliyahu David Kay, may his memory be a blessing, in their time of mourning and pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded,” he wrote.

Earlier in the day, the president said that he was “thankful for the British government’s decision to recognize Hamas as a terrorist organization and all that that entails. This is an incredibly important step in the war on terror. Israel cannot allow Iran nuclear capability and it expects its allies to be decisive and uncompromising toward the Iranians in their dialogue with them.”

Upon departing Israel for London, Herzog said, “I am leaving today together with my wife, Michal, on an official 48-hour visit to Britain, one of Israel’s closest and strongest allies. I will meet with the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, and I will surely hear from him of his visit a few days ago to Jordan and Egypt, and we will discuss the climate crisis. Likewise, I will meet the British prime minister, a true friend of Israel, Boris Johnson, whom I have known for many years.”

While in the UK, Herzog is also set to meet with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, members of Britain’s parliament and Jewish community leaders. In addition, he will be the guest of honor at a special Genesis Prize event honoring the late UK Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on the anniversary of his death, to be attended by Jewish community leaders and senior UK government officials, both past and present.

Posted on November 23, 2021

Source: (Excerpt from an article originally published by the Jewish News Syndicate via Israel Hayom on November 22, 2021. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our publication today. See original article at this link.)

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