YERUSHALAYIM - Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed condolences to the family of Nancy Reagan, the former first lady, who died at the age of 94 on Sunday.
“I remember Nancy as a noble woman who supported President [Ronald] Reagan and stood by his side,” the prime minister said. “She will be remembered as a great friend of the state of Israel.”
President Reuven Rivlin said: “Today I lower my head together with the citizens of the U.S. at the loss of First Lady Nancy Reagan. Reagan was President Ronald Reagan’s dedicated wife, a true partner in the president’s unique leadership, including his strong friendship with Israel.”
“I recall her noble nature and fierce fight against [illegal substances] and alcohol among youth. During her time as First Lady, Reagan would illuminate the White House with a big smile and open heart. I extend my most sincere condolences to the whole Reagan family, her friends and all citizens of the United States,” said Rivlin.