46th Anniversary of Dr. Herzl’s Death Marked by Ceremonies in Jerusalem
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46th Anniversary of Dr. Herzl’s Death Marked by Ceremonies in Jerusalem

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A memorial flame was lighted here today on the grave of Dr. Theodor Herzl, founder of political Zionism, in commemoration of the 46th anniversary of his death. Participating in the ceremonies were members of the Israel Parliament, Jewish Agency, surviving representatives of the first Zionist Congress, Chief Rabbi Isaac Horzog and Mayer Daniel Auster.

Illuminated by searchlights, Herzl’s flag, which had served as the emblem of the first Zionist Congress, was raised over the tomb. Selections from Dr. Herzl’s writings were recited during the ceromonies. Throughout the entire day honor guards from the Israel Army and youth organizations stood constant watch over the tomb on Herzl Hill.

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