Dr Mike Evans

Knesset speaker says Leo Dee’s response restored nation’s pride in Israeli flag

Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana spoke highly of Leo Dee who focused on the Israeli flag following the deaths of his wife and two daughters in a terror attack last week.

“We can learn a lot from the family of Lucy Dee, who was laid to rest beside her daughters, Maia and Rina. I heard Rabbi Leo Dee, who restored all of our pride in the Israeli flag, his message being: let us concentrate on what there is and what we’ve achieved in the 75 years of the state’s existence, and not on what’s missing, the arguments and the divide,” Ohana told Israel National News.

“For the first time in the history of the Knesset, we are celebrating Mimouna and are hoping the house to all so that the people of Israel can end Passover in sweetness,” he added.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara also attended Maimouna celebrations in Hadera, according to a release from the prime minister’s office.

“Maimouna is the holiday of faith – faith in the unity and greatness of our people. It is a marvelous holiday of faith in Jewish tradition and in the future of Israel. I have immense faith in the great forces of our people, in each and every one of us, and we express it against those who, in every generation, rise up to destroy us. The Almighty saves us from them, with a little help from us. When we are united, no force in the world can overcome us,” Netanyahu said.

Maimouna is a Jewish celebration originating in North Africa that celebrates the day after Passover. It is usually celebrated with a round loaf of bread with a hard-boiled egg in the center.

“I have deep faith in the forces inherent in the people of Israel and I know that we will overcome all disagreements among us because I know the price we have paid in our history when we were divided. We remember our unity in the revival of Israel. I have faith in the future of Israel,” the prime minister added in his statement.