Israelis remembering #LeonardCohen who “never thought to change his obviously Jewish name…seeking recognition from no one” [VIDEOS]

Netanyahu: I Will Never Forget How Leonard Cohen Came to Israel During Yom Kippur War to Sing to IDF Troops Out of Deep Feeling of Partnership
by Barney Breen-Portnoy
November 11, 2016

Tributes rolled in from around the world — including Israel — following the death in Los Angeles earlier this week of 82-year-old Canadian Jewish singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. “Leonard Cohen was a great creator, a talented artist, and a warm Jew, who loved the people of Israel and the state of Israel,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. “I will not forget how he came to Israel during the Yom Kippur War in order to sing to IDF soldiers, out of a deep feeling of partnership. His touching voice will continue to accompany us, like his prayer ‘Hallelujah.’ May his memory be a blessing.” READ MORE

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