Golda Meir Leads Jerusalem Memorialization
World Leaders Pay Final Tributes to Pincus;
JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Louis A. Pincus, chairman
of the Jewish Agency and
of the World Zionist Execu-
tive, was buried Friday at
Mount Herzl alongside other
leaders of the Zionist move-
David Ben-Gurion, Zalman
Shazar and Avraham Hartz-
feld joined with President
Ephraim Katzir, Premier
Golda Meir, the cabinet and
the Jewish Agency Execu-
tive in accompanying Mr.
Pincus on his last journey.
"He was dear to us, he
was great and he was
young," said Mrs. Meir
turning to Mrs. Chasya Pin-
cus and her two sons. "Had
he lived longer — as by right
he should have — he could
have done so much more."
Pincus died July - 25 at the
age of 61.
3,000,000 Jews. I have no devotion to the cause of
words to comfort the be- Zionism, and as a person
reaved family. We are all who displayed a remarkable
today a bereaved family capacity to bring together
which has no comfort."
individuals and groups of
Among the mourners were differing views and estab-
Knesset Speaker Yisrael lish harmony between them.
These tributes were paid
Yeshayahu, Chief Rabbi
Shlomo Goren, (Sephardi by Jewish leaders at a me-
Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef morial meeting in the audi-
was ill), Tel Aviv's Chief torium of the Jewish Agency
Rabbi Yedidya Frankel, U.S. building attended by more
Embassy Charge D'Affaires than 200 people who came to
Jack Button and some of the pay their last respects to the
top Jewish leaders from world Zionist leader.
Simha Dinitz, Israel's am-
bassador to the United
These included Unite d States, said Pincus was a
Jewish Appeal leaders Paul bridge-builder from his early
Zuckerman, Gottleib Ham- days in the Habonim move-
mer, Mel Dubinsky; Sam ment in his native Free
Rothberg, Israel Bonds Or- Orange State in South Africa
ganization chairman; Mrs. and from the moment he
Charlotte Jacobson, chair- came to Israel.
man, American Section —
Mrs. Rose L. Halprin, a
World Zionist Organization; former chairman of the
Jacob Stein, chairman, Con- American Section of the Jew-
ference of Presidents of j ish Agency, presided at the
Walking in front of the I Major American Jewish Or
plain coffin wrapped in the ganizations; Maurice Bouk- memorial service. She noted
national flag, Mrs. Meir said, i stein, Jewish Agency and that Pincus was the first
Western-born and educated
"We fixed a meeting in a WZO counsel; Rabbi Israel
few days' time to talk of Miller. president, American Jew to become a world Zion-
ist leader and to play an
Jewish education. This is the
Zionist Federation; Jacques
first time you haven't kept Torczyner member, WZO influential role in Israel.
Dr. Emanuel Neuman, who
Executive and former Zionist also served as chairman of
The premier said Pincus' I Organization of America the American Section and is
life and work were the proof president; and Keren Haye- a past president of the Zion-
"that any Jew anywhere on sod leaders from around the ist Organization of America,
earth is part of the Jewish world.
noted that the late Zionist
people and that the link be- Louis Pincus Called
leader "had the capacity to
tween the Jewish people and Bridge-Builder at Memorial understand other points of
the State of Israel is the very Meeting in NY
view" and this "enabled him
life blood of the nation."
NEW YORK (JTA)—Louis to build a bridge and make
She recalled Pincus' role as
A. Pincus was described it easier for others to loin
the first director general of here last Friday as a bridge- the Zionist movement." This
El Al and said the later builder between Jewish com- capacity, he added, was of
achievements of the national munities through out the immense value in reconsti-
carrier were due in no small world, as a man of selfless tuting the Jewish Agency.
part to his efforts. A dele-
gation of El Al officials and
Expressions of Grief
stewardesses attended the
funeral in their uniforms.
MONTREAL (JTA) —
The coffin lay in state for
Messages of grief and sor-
two hours, before the serv-
row continued to be ex-
ice, in the forecourt of Bin-
NEW YORK—The Jewish pressed by leaders of Jewish
yaneh Haooma convention Student Press-Service, a news organizations throughout the
hall flanked by two flaming service and center for dis- world.
torches and with the mem- tribution of the Jewish stu-
Philip Givens, president of
bers of the Jewish Agency dent press, announced 54 pa- the Canadian Zionist Federa-
Executive standing as a
tion, said in a statement that
guard of honor. The service North America alone, with 20 Pincus "influenced non-
was conducted by the army more emanating from all cor- Zionists to become part of
chief chaplain, Rabbi Mor- ners of the Diaspora and Is- the Zionist family and work-
dechai Piron, his deputy, rael.
The press-service question- ed together for the Zionist
Rabbi Gad Navon, and the
distributed at the end ideals of strengthening the
chief cantor, Rayserev Avra-
of the year by JSP yielded State of Israel and reaching
additional information about Jewish life in the diaspora."
Max Fisher of Detroit, the the constituent member pub-
Leaders of the Zionist
chairman of the Jewish lications.
Agency board of governors,
The average press run of the Zionist Workers Move-
who helped Pincus reconsti-
papers was approx- ment of Canada, Hapoel
tute the Agency so that it
5,600 per issue, and Hamizrachi, Pioneer Women,
now embraces the major
the number of pages in each the Zionist Organization of
fund raising bodies, said he issue 11. New papers were Canada, the Zionist Revi-
mourned Pincus "as a published in such locations as sionists, the United Poale
brother. We were very close. Carbondale, Ill. (Southern Zion and the Zionist Revi-
He brought me to under- Illinois University), Palo sionists Women's Organiza-
stand the meaning of Zionist Alto, Calif. (Stanford), Mil- tion were present Friday at
ideology. He was a man of waukee, Australia and South a memorial meeting here
vision. There was nothing Africa.
under the chairmanship of
small about Louis Pincus. I
Papers which previously
will miss you Louis. We had been concerned with
shared many dreams for the affairs of the Jewish state Israelis Honored
or of Soviet Jewry, have for Raid on Beirut
Leon Dulzin, treasurer of broadened their perspectives
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Four
the Jewish Agency, who has to include material on Jewish
been named Pincus' succes- culture and religion. In addi- officers and enlisted men,
sor, hailed Pincus as "the tion, nonstudent Jewish stu- who participated in the April
man of Zionist action, the dent publications have begun 9 raid on Beirut in which
great builder. Only last week to reprint the products of the leaders of a terrorist organ-
ization were killed and one
we saw him in the full mo- Jewish student press.
mentum of his work, burning
The governing board of the of their headquarters de-
with enthusiasm and the joy JSP has confirmed the ap molished, received medals of
of creativity, devising new pointment of two student valor and exemplary con-
plans for Jewish education" leaders, David Denola of San duct from Chief of Staff
(at the COJO conference in Francisco and Hannah C. David Elazar.
Geneva). D u l z i n recalled Koevary of New York to di-
The four — whose names
Pincus' leadership in the rect the New York office.
were not released since they
struggle for Soviet Jewry
are still in active service —
"in Brussels, in London, in
took part in the assault and
Geneva, in Jerusalem and in
In statesmanship, get the subsequent capture and de-
New York. He felt with all formalities right; never mind molition of the Democratic
his Zionist vision that in this about the moralities.—Mark Front Organization head-
struggle lay the fate of Twain.
quarters in Beirut.
Papers Total 54
Parley of Jews, Arabs
Dr. Leon Kronish, vice presi-
dent of the Canadian Zionist
A memorial gathering took
place in Rex House, in Lon-
don. Leaders of the Zionist
Federation, the Joint Israel
Appeal, the Jewish National
Fund, the Jewish Agency
and the entire staff of Rex
House were present. A
tribute was paid by Dr. S.
Levenberg, representative of
the Jewish Agency in Bri-
tain. The El Mole Rahamim
was intoned by Dr. I. Levy,
director of the Jewish Na-
tional Fund in Britain. The
chairman of the Zionist Fed-
eration, - Abraham Kramer,
In Johannesburg, South
Africa, where Pincus was
born and first attained posi-
tions in Zionist leadership,
Jews were shocked by his
Special memorial services
were held in Johannesburg
In Buenos Aires the Ar-
gentine Zionist Organization
held a special meeting of
Marcos Korenhendler, vice-
president of the Kehilla, said
that Pincus was intensely in-
volved in Latin American
Jewish affairs and under-
stood their problems, espe-
cially the problem of educa-
COPENHAGEN (JTA) —
An eight-member peace dele-
gation consisting of three
Jews, three Arabs, a Druze,
and a Catholic nun arrived
here July 26 to discuss the
Mideast conflict with Scandi-
navian political leaders.
On hand to meet the dele-
gation were the lord mayor
of Copenhagen and repre-
sentatives of the Social-Dem-
One of the Israeli delega-
tion members, Kalmon Jaron
of the Martin Buber Center in
Jeru s a le m, quoted the
group's motto: "If we cannot
achieve big things immedi-
ately, let us begin by the
An Arab member of the
delegation, Musa Jouin, said
that militant Palestinian or-
ganizations had not tried to
interfere with the group's ac-
tivities. The group appeared
on Danish television July 26.
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