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Uri Kaisari Dead at 80

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Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Uri Kaisari, a veteran journalist and editor who died this morning at the age of 80. Kaisari is credited with having first applied the name “sabra” to Israel-born youths. He himself was a sabra, born in Jaffa. He went to Paris in the 1920s as correspondent for Haaretz and later for Davar.

On his return to Palestine, Kaisari became managing editor of Doar Hayom in Jerusalem and continued to publish articles in several local newspapers. In 1937 he launched a social-political weekly which he called “Nine in the Evening.” After Israel was established in 1948, he sold it to Uri Avneri who changed the name to Hoalam Hazeh Kaisari last served on the staff of Maariv. He had been ill in recent years.

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