THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, May 3, 1963 — 24
Heads of Many Nations Pay Tribute
to Memory of President Ben-Zvi
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
The service was conducted en-
tirely in Hebrew by Moscow
Chief Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin,
who chanted a prayer for the
Soviet government and for the
world. Israel Ambassador Yosef
Tekoah recited the kaddish and
two cantors sang the El Moleh
Among the diplomats attend-
ing the service were United
States Ambassador Foy D. Kohler
and British Ambassador Sir
100.000 at Funeral of Ben-Zvi;
Eulogy Delivered by Ben-Gurion
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—Itzhak mourners to proceed to the Har persons attended evening pray-
Ben-Zvi, second President of Mamenuchot (Hill of Repose), ers in Ben-Zvi's home.
The question of a successor to
Israel, statesman, scholar, and the public cemetery where the
Zionist pioneer, was laid to rest burial took place in accordance the late president was being dis-
April 24 after a funeral proces- with Ben-Zvi's final wishes. The cussed by all political parties
sion watched by more than body was lowered into the newly here. Under the law, the Knes-
dug grave near the President's set must elect a new president
100.000 saddened Israelis.
within 30 days after Ben-Zvi's
Interment of Israel's beloved father.
After the brief and simple passing.
President took place in the sim-
ple family plot of the public burial ceremony, a 21-gun sa-
cemetery of Jerusalem. It was lute echoed through the Judean
preceded by wailing sirens and Hills as all stood at solemn at-
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two minutes of silence through- tention before the grave of the
At last! A drink with...
President which was soon cov-
BUENOS AIRES — High gov- out Israel which ushered in a ered with wreaths. A small tem-
ernment officials, including rep- nationwide cessation of activi- porary marker was placed on
resentatives of the Argentine ties until interment was com- the grave which read: "Here
Foreign Ministry and armed pleted. All places of entertain- lies buried Itzhak Ben-Zvi, Presi-
forces, members of the diplo- ment closed for the seven-day dent of the State of Israel."
matic corps and other prominent period of mourning.
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Before the funeral procession
HELSINKI — President Urho personalities were among those
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
Kekkonen, Foreign Minister Mer- attending memorial services at began from Jerusalem's Conven-
ikoski, the Bishop and Lord the Libertad Street Synagogue tion Hall, Prime Minister David
Mayor of Helsinki, senior gov- here Tuesday for President Ben- Ben-Gurion, life-long associate were conducted, Tuesday morn-
of the President's Zionist ca- ing at the side of the grave con-
ernment• officials, members of Zvi.
President Ben-Zvi was eulo- reer, pronounced a eulogy on taining the last remains of the
the diplomatic corps and other
dignitaries were among those gized by Israel Ambassador behalf of the government. Visi- late President Itzhak Ben-Zvi.
present at memorial services for Yosef Avidar and by Chief Rabbi bly moved, Ben-Gurion recalled Tuesday marked the end of the
Ben-Zvi's activities from his stu- traditional seven-day period of
Ben-Zvi, Tuesday, in Helsinki's Guillermo Schlesinger.
dent days in Czarist Russia in mourning.
Great Synagogue. Services were
Present at the rites were
1904 when he organized the
organized by the city's Jewish French Court Rules
Jewish self-defense units for Prime. Minister David Ben-
which his father and mother Gurion, Acting President Kadish
President Ben-Zvi was eulo- to Free Anti-Semite
Piccadilly cocktail is a
Luz and other members of Is-
exiled to Siberia.
blend of 32 prized
gized by Rabbi Beeri and Israel
ingredients from. a
Ben-Gurion described him raters cabinet. Prayers were re-
Ambassador Yehuda Gaulan re- of Appeals at Limoges reversed
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STOCKHOLM — Premier Tage the acquittal of Pierre Poujade, servant of "all tribes and com- only surviving son, Amram.
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cials and heads of diplomatic Fraternity." He had previously rael," Jews and non-Jews. "He
missions attended memorial serv- been convicted by the lower won the love of the entire
ices here Tuesday for Ben-Zvi. court of Lomiges of "virulent Jewish people as was vouch-
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The King was represented by anti-Semitism' and of libel, due safed to no other man in our
Joen Lagerberg, grandmaster of
ceremonies. Chief Rabbi Kurt
Protesting the acquittal, the there is no parallel among our
Wilhelm eulogized President
attorney for the Movement Ag- people, divided as it is by a
Picture Of The Yearl"
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ainst Racism and anti-Semitism multitude of parties, commu-
LONDON — Diplomats repre- and for Peace told the court nities and tribes," he said.
"He symbolized more than
senting 32 nations, a repreS-enta- that some of Poujade's words
When you pick
tive of the Soviet Foreign Minis- "were similar to the worst anti- any other man in his days the
try and some 400 members of Semitic utterances of the Na-
the Moscow Jewish community zis." The attorney gave notice
Tuesday attended a memorial that he will appeal the appelate Prime Minister continued. "His
service for President Ben-Zvi at court's ruling to the highest words, ways, customs and atti-
the Moscow Central Synagogue, tribunal in France, the Court tudes were the essence of sim-
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Thousands of Israelis, in a
virtually non-stop march, filed I
by the bier where it • lay in state
in a compound of Convention
Hall. The Army cantor chanted
the doxology and Amram Ben-
Zvi, the President's son, recited
Kaddish, which was followed by
the Prime Minister's eulogy.
The funeral procession to the
cemetery passed through streets
deeply lined by the citizens pay-
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mounted police and vans bear-
ing scores of . black - ,draped
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Behind it walked Mrs. Ben-
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Goldmann in his capacity as
president of the World Zionist
Organization; Mrs. Vera Weiz-
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marking the end of the shiva-
the seven days of mourning—for
the late Israel President Itzhak
Ben-Zvi .were attended Tuesday
by 35 members of the diplomatic
corps here, External Affairs Min-
ister Paul Martin, representing
the government, other govern-
ment officials and members of
the Jewish community. Israel
Ambassador Yaacov Herzog re-
cited the kaddish.
Among the diplomats attend-
ing the services were the ambas-
sadors of the United States, the
Soviet Union and France and the
British High Commissioner.
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