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The Times of Israel is liveblogging Tuesday’s events as they unfold.

President Reuven Rivlin sends a letter of condolence to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her husband, Prince Philip, highlighting his mother’s role in saving Jews during the Holocaust.

“His Royal Highness was a man of honour and duty, and his service in the Royal Navy, defending the United Kingdom and fighting the Axis powers will never be forgotten,” Rivlin write.

“His mother, Princess Alice, also played an important part in protecting victims of the Nazi regime, and we are proud that she is recognized as one of the Righteous Amongst the Nations. Her burial here in Jerusalem, on the Mount of Olives links the stories of our peoples even more closely.”

“Alongside your husband’s life of service to the nation and........

© The Times of Israel

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