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Memorial Ceremony for Sapir

Leaders of the government, the Knesset, the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency attended a memorial ceremony here to mark the first anniversary of the death of Pinhas Sapir. He died Aug. 12, 1975 at the age of 67. Both Premier Yitzhak Rabin and Yosef Almogi, who succeeded Sapir as chairman of the WZO and Jewish Agency Executives, praised him as one of Israel’s outstanding personalities who exerted a powerful influence in the affairs of the nation but at the same time was sensitive to and saddened by the criticism leveled against him in certain quarters. Sapir was also Israel’s Finance Minister.

The gathering was addressed by virtually the