JERUSALEM (Jan. 30)
In letters to the leaders of the Los Angeles Jewish Community, Prime Minster Yitzhak Rabin has expressed his sadness over the death of 12 Jews in the earthquake there.
“The effects upon the Jewish community are very distressing,” he wrote. “Tens of thousands of Jewish families have been personally affected. We know that many have lost their homes.”
Rabin mentioned the damage to synagogues and other Jewish facilities and offered to the send the Israel Defense Force disaster relief unit to help with local resue efforts.
“We in Israel are concerned with your difficult situation and would like to offer any support that you believe may be helpful to you during this difficult period,” Rabin wrote.
“We stand with you and are ready to assist you in the spirit of Jewish solidarity,” he wrote.