LONDON (Mar. 21)
Alida Sacks Solomons-Eban, mother of Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban, died here today. She was 80 years old. Eban was with her and will lead the funeral tomorrow. He flew to London earlier this week from Washington when Mrs. Eban’s condition turned critical. Eban’s close relationship with his mother was well known. He always tried to arrange his diplomatic schedule so as to visit her as often as possible in London.
Mrs. Eban was described by those who knew her as a woman of great charm and knowledge, and in her younger days, an active Zionist and social worker. She is survived by her husband. Dr. Isaac Eban, an eminent radiologist, now retired, Foreign Minister Eban, and another son and daughter. The funeral will be private. It has not been decided yet whether Eban will keep his appointment tomorrow with British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan.