JERUSALEM (Jan. 16)
In tribute to the memory of the late Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, the Jewish National Fund will designate a central landmark within the American Bicentennial Park in the Judaean Hills to be named after him. The park was launched by the JNF to commemorate 200 years of American independence.
The announcement of the memorial was made simultaneously in Jerusalem by Moshe Rivlin, world chairman of the JNF board of directors, and by Shimon Benshemesh, JNF director general, and in New York by Rabbi William Berkowitz, president of the JNF in the United States, and Dr. Samuel I. Cohen, executive vice-president.
(In the United States, Jewish organizations continued to issue tributes to Humphrey. Among them were the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith and the Israel Bond Organization.)