Thousands Attend Funeral for Minister Uri Orbach


Thousands were in Jerusalem Monday for the funeral of Jewish Home party MK and Minister for Senior Citizens Uri Orbach, who passed away Monday aged 54 after battling a long illness.

Orbach, a former journalist, was known as a popular figure across Israel's often fractious political spectrum, famous for his quick wit and sense of humor.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and the leader of Orbach's Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett, were among many senior government officials to mourn his death earlier today.

The Cabinet held a special session mourning Orbach's passing, at which ministers held a period of silence and paid tribute to his remarkable career.



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