Shazar to Represent Israel at Funeral of President Johnson

President Zalman Shazar left for Washington today to represent Israel at funeral services tomorrow for President Lyndon B. Johnson. Shazar visited the U.S. only three weeks ago to attend services for the late President Harry S. Truman. Today and yesterday many Israelis came to the U.S. Embassy here to sign the official condolences book.

The Israeli chief of state departed on an El Al flight accompanied by Avraham Harman, president of the Hebrew University who was Israel’s Ambassador to the United States during the Johnson administration and Ephraim Evron, deputy director of the Foreign Ministry who is a former Israeli Minister to Washington. Others accompanying the President include his military aide de camp Lt. Col. Yisrael Yarkoni and his personal physician.

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