PARIS (Oct. 22)
Israeli Ambassador to France, Asher Ben Natan and his wife left Paris Sunday for Israel after having learned of the death of their son, Ammon. Ammon Ben Natan, a reserve officer in an armored division, was killed on the Golan front at the end of last week. He was 24 years old. An economist in civil life, Ammon worked in the research division of a bank. The Natans had two children, a son and a daughter.
The Ambassador learned of his son’s death Saturday morning at Orly Airport, where he was conferring with Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban enroute to Israel from New York. The death was announced by a representative of the Israeli Defense Ministry, Colonel Paul Kedar.
Representatives of the French Jewish community were on hand Sunday afternoon for the Natans’ departure. The president of the Representative Council of French Jews (CRIF), Prof. Ady Steg, presented condolences on behalf of the community.