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Israeli Diplomat, Wife, Killed in Auto Accident, Flown Back to Israel

Representatives of the Israeli diplomatic colony went to Kennedy International Airport this afternoon to pay final respects to Alexander Dothan, the Israeli Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, and his wife, Rachel, who were killed Saturday in an automobile accident in Santo Domingo. Their bodies were flown to New York today and taken to the International Synagogue at Kennedy Airport for services. They will be flown to Israel later this evening for burial. Ambassador Dothan, 58, was born in Russia and settled in Israel as a youth. He was a veteran of the Israeli foreign service, having served in the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem and in Brazil prior to his appointment as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic in 1969. The Dothans were the parents of two sons.