For the families of fallen Israeli soldiers and terror victims, loss and loneliness are the norm. Yet this past weekend 130 bereaved families gathered together for Shabbat in a Jerusalem hotel to share both grief and comfort in advance of Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s national Memorial Day, on Wednesday.
Israel came to a standstill on Wednesday to mark Yom Hazikaron, its national Memorial Day, and to commemorate the 23,477 fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terrorist attacks who have died over the course of the last 150 years.
Consecutive US administrations have failed to seek justice for US citizens who were victims of Palestinian terrorism, and now the Obama administration is facing criticism as well for neglecting this issue.
After their daughter Malki was killed in the infamous Sbarro terror attack in Jerusalem, Arnold and Frimet Roth created a foundation in her memory that assists families with severely disabled children.