Jabotinsky’s Remains to Repose in U.S. Until Palestine Has Jewish Government
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Jabotinsky’s Remains to Repose in U.S. Until Palestine Has Jewish Government

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The wish of Vladimir Jabotinsky, late Revisionist leader, not to have his remains transferred to Palestine “unless by order of that country’s eventual Jewish government,” was revealed here today by his widow, Mrs. Anna Jabotinsky, in connection with the preparations for the unveiling of the monument over Jabotinsky’s grave at Pine Lawn Cemetery, on Sunday, July 27, the first anniversary of his death.

“I wish to be buried wherever I happen to die; and my remains–should I be buried outside of Palestine–are not to be transferred to Palestine unless by order of that country’s eventual Jewish Government,” Jabotinsky instructed his wife in a letter several years ago.

Jewish aviators will fly overhead in military formations as a special tribute during the ceremony while the memorial prayers are sacredly chanted at the unveiling ceremonies. The flyers are from the Jabotinsky Aviation School, established by the New Zionist Organization of America. An added dramatic note will be given the ceremonies by the recital of an oath on the part of members of the Betar pledging themselves to continue their struggle for Palestine unceasingly until the achievement of all of Jabotinsky’s aims. The services will be concluded with the recital of the Kaddish by Eri Jabotinsky, son of the Revisionist leader, who was freed from the British prison at Acre, Palestine, on the same day on which his father died. There will be no eulogies at the services.

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