Israeli leaders have expressed solidarity with the UK following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

President Isaac Herzog led the tributes saying the Queen’s death was “the end of an era.”

“Queen Elizabeth was a historical figure — she lived history, created history and left behind her a magnificent and inspiring legacy,” he said.

Herzog expressed condolences to King Charles III, the Royal Family and the British people, while hailing the Queen as a “symbol of stable and responsible leadership” in a world that changed dramatically during her rule.

A Union Flag and Israeli flag were projected onto the wall of the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday night after news broke of Queen Elizabeth’s passing. The Tel Aviv city hall was lit up to display the British flag.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid said, “On behalf of the Government and people of Israel, I send my condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She leaves behind an unparalleled legacy of leadership and service.”

“May her memory be for a blessing,” he added, using a traditional Jewish phrase of commemoration.

“The Queen served the international community over 70 years, and under her reign, UK-Israel relations flourished. My thoughts are with the UK today,” Defense Minister Benny Gantz tweeted.

Opposition leader and former prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, described the Queen as “a beacon of integrity and a steward of a second Elizabethan age which will be remembered down the centuries.”

In a post showing the Israeli flag lowered to half mast at the embassy in London, Israel’s Ambassador to the UK Tzipi Hotovely said the Queen “was admired around the world as an inspirational and beloved stateswoman.”

“Israel stands with the Royal family and the British people in mourning the loss of The Queen,” she wrote.