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PARENTS OF MALKI ROTH HONORED BY ISRAELI KNESSET FOR GOOD DEEDS…….

 

I first met Arnold Roth at a quiet restaurant in Jerusalem many years ago, he was giving a talk on the death of his lovely daughter Malki Roth, (brutally murdered at a Sbarroa pizza eatery in Jerusalem by a suicide/homicide Palestinian Arab terrorist in 2001). This week Malki’s loving parents were honored by the Israeli Knesset for their contributions towards Israeli society, making it a better place to live in by selflessly helping others.

NOTE: It’s both an honor and a privilege to know Arnold, both he and his wife Frimet are examples to us all.

arnold and frimet roth honored by knesset 27.6.2013

Could you take what is, without a doubt, the worst tragedy imaginable – the intentional, violent murder of your sweet little girl – and turn your grief into the impetus to help others?

That is what Frimet and Arnold Roth did after their then-15 year old daughter, Malki, was murdered in the grotesque homicide bombing of the Sbarro Pizzaria in downtown Jerusalem.  Malki Roth and 14 other innocent civilans died violent deaths on the 9th of August, 2001. Eight of the murdered were children.  A woman pregnant with her first child also died in the bombing, and 130 were wounded.

The Roths created Keren Malki (Malki Foundation) within months of the bombing.  What would so understandably have made most parents turn inwards with grief, instead, for the Roths, became a mission to create something positive that would reflect the goodness of the daughter whose future was stolen.  Malki’s little sister is severely disabled and Keren Malki, formed 12 years ago, provides a myriad of services for the benefit of children with special needs and their families.

This week the Roths were honored for the work that Keren Malki (keren is the Hebrew word for ‘foundation’) has done over the past twelve years for the benefit of children with special needs and their families. Israel’s Minister of Welfare and Social Affairs, Meir Cohen, presented the Roths with the Minister’s Shield for Volunteerism – Lifetime Achievement Award.

More here.

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