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Kollek Formally Resigns from His Post in Israel Premier’s Office

Theodore Kollek formally resigned as director general of the Prime Minister’s Office today, after serving in the post since 1952. Earlier this year he requested a six-month leave of absence.

In a letter accepting Mr. Kollek’s resignation, Premier Levi Eshkol stressed his great achievements and expressed the hope that in the future the Government would “find a way to prevent the loss of your ability in the office you built.” Mr. Kollek is now devoting himself to the completion of the Israel National Museum here which is due to open next May.

Prime Minister Eshkol announced today the appointment of Zeev Sherf, former secretary of the Cabinet and Internal Revenue Commissioner, as general adviser.