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Bereaved Father’s Heartfelt Message To President Biden: Our Dear Moshe Was Fighting Your Fight -


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November 2023

Yechiel Leiter, the father of Major Moshe Yedidya Leiter, who lost his life in combat against terrorists in the Gaza Strip, delivered a heartfelt eulogy during the funeral ceremony at the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Yerushalayim. He took a moment to address US President Joe Biden directly, highlighting two shared connections: their birthplace in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and the recent loss of their sons.

“We have two things in common, me and you,” the father said in English, addressing the US President, as per Arutz Sheva. “Number one – we were both born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, I still have my bank account at PNC Bank on Joe Biden Boulevard. My mom, may she live until 120, lives in Scranton; she’s a real Scrantonian, and my maternal grandparents are buried in Scranton,” he remarked.

“The second thing we have in common is as of last Friday, I, like you, am a bereaved parent; you lost a son, and I lost a son,” he added.

“So we have two things in common. That’s why I’m taking the liberty. So you know, because you lost a son, you know the pain that I’m feeling now. The harrowing sense of darkness, the stabbing at the heart, the longing to once again hug your boy, to talk to him about life, advise him on his career. There’s much I can tell you about how special he was. His 15 years in special forces, in med school, manager of two businesses, educational institution, father of six, lost a son born just three months ago, who will never know his father, But maybe we could talk about that sometime later.” Leiter stated.

The father continued: “What I want to say to you here and now about our dear Moshe is that he was fighting your fight, Mr. President. He was fighting our fight. He gave his life so the barbarians wouldn’t get through the gates of democracy and the Judeo-Christian Western values. He was fighting for human freedom and against all the lies and distortions of the freedom deniers who fooled so many Americans with their double talk. He was fighting against Hamas-ISIS.

“There are rumors now that you are putting pressure on Israel to hold off, to cease the offensive. If those rumors are true, I respectfully ask of you, here on my son’s grave, cease and desist, stand back, Mr. President, don’t pressure us. Let us do what we know how to do and what we must do: defeat evil. This is a war of light against darkness, of truth against lies, of civility against murderous barbarism,” he declared.

Yehiel added: “Take it from one clean-speaking Scrantonian to another: we’re going to win this one, with you or without. We’re going to win it hands down. Never have the people of Israel been so united. This is our job; it’s what the Jewish people are here in this world to do: to fix the world! Sometimes, fixing the world needs strength and force. My Moshe died for a cause, stand with us, Mr. President. Maybe, as we read in the Biblical book of Esther, it is the whole reason you are the leader of the free world. All of your long and illustrious career of leadership was preparation for this very moment. Those who stand with us will be blessed. Those who do not stand with us will fail. Stand with Moshe, who loved America and even trained with the Delta Force during his army service.”

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