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Israel’s Ambassador to Canada, Arye Eshel, Dies at 56 in Ottawa

Ambassador Arye Eshel, Israel’s envoy to Canada, died of a heart attack here yesterday at the age of 56. His body was flown to New York today by a Canadian Royal Air Force plane and was placed aboard another plane bound for Israel where he will be buried. Ambassador Eshel assumed his post in Canada about a year ago. Immediately prior to that, he was assistant director of the Foreign Ministry in charge of Latin American Affairs. A graduate of Berlin University, Mr. Eshel settled in Palestine in 1934. He is survived by his wife, Tamar, and three children.