Foreign Minister Eli Cohen proposed that Rabbi Leo Dee, whose wife and two daughters were murdered by Palestinian Arab terrorists during Passover, be named Israel’s special envoy to Diaspora Jewish communities.
According to the report in the Jerusalem Post, Rabbi Dee confirmed that he is in talks to become the Foreign Ministry’s envoy to Jewish communities around the world.
“I heard his eulogy for his wife, and you could not help but be moved by it,” Cohen said.
Rabbi Dee’s wife, Lucy (48), and daughters Maia (20) and Rina (15) were murdered on Passover by terrorists who opened fire on their car in the Jordan Valley and struck them with over 20 bullets.
About 10,000 people attended Maia and Rina’s funeral, in which the bereaved father and husband said: “Today, the Jewish people have proven that we are one. When a family in Efrat hurts, we all hurt. There is no clearer proof of our unity, Am Yisrael Chai. We have been marching through the streets of Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv with Israeli flags, arguing over whether there should be a majority of 61, 65, 70, an override clause, or no override clause, in the Supreme Court, let’s be honest, most of us have no idea what any of this means. But in three weeks’ time in Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut, we will once again be marching side by side, all of us carrying our Israeli flags, left-wing next to the right-wing, religious net to secular, uniting against the real threat, the threat of pure evil the threat of a mad ideologically driven terrorism funded by Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, with the Kalashnikov rifle, who doesn’t care if you’re from Efrat or Tel Aviv, London or Italy. Who’s prepared to destroy your children’s lives in an instant, and then we will all march as one.”
Rabbi Dee recited the Yizkor memorial prayer at the Independence Day torch-lighting ceremony on Mount Herzl. Dee moved the country when he called for the Israeli flag to be shared on social media in memory of his daughters and wife. The Dee family decided to donate Lucy’s organs, which saved five lives.