In Remembering 1929 Hebron Massacre, Top Israeli Leaders Visit … And Make History

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the 1929 riots and Jewish massacre in the city of Hebron, outside of the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, Sept. 4, 2019. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.

Their presence at ceremonies marking the 90th anniversary of the riots and Jewish massacre sent a signal that the Jewish community in the ancient city is there to stay.

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“We are not strangers in Hebron, and we will stay here forever!” were the climactic remarks made on Wednesday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an official state ceremony at the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs in Hebron commemorating the 90th anniversary of the 1929 Jewish massacre.

Netanyahu also said that he was proud that his government approved dozens of additional housing units last year for Jewish residents of the ancient city.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein also visited Hebron on Wednesday, along with other government officials, to take part in the day-long memorial.

A statement released by the official leadership of the Jewish community in Hebron, noted that “for the first time in Israeli history, Israel’s prime minister, president and speaker of the Knesset arrived in Hebron on the same day.”


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4 years ago

Lets not forget who incited the Arab murderers. It was Rav Kook with his Zionist twisted ideology who wanted to show the Arabs that Jews are in charge of the Kotel.