U.S. Jewish Leaders, Israel Government Mourn Death of Dulles

Major American Jewish organizations today conveyed their condolences to the Department of State at the death of former Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, who died this morning at Walter Reed Hospital here. Israel’s charge d’affaires, Yaacov Herzog, has conveyed condolences on behalf of the Israel Government. Mr. Herzog’s cable to Acting Secretary Douglas Dillon reads:

“On behalf of the Foreign Minister of Israel and of the Israel Government, I wish to convey condolences at the passing of former Secretary of State Dulles. Mankind at large owes his memory a lasting debt of recognition and gratitude for his tireless dedication to international peace and cooperation.

“The people of Israel will always remember that he viewed the renewal of its statehood in its ancient homeland as an expression of the spiritual continuity enshrined in the Biblical heritage.”

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