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Widow of Israel War Hero Gets Grant

The Israel Consulate here reported Friday that the 74-year-old widow of Col. David Marcus, who was killed accidentally while he was commander of the Jerusalem front during the 1948 War of Independence has been given a $2000 grant by the Israel government and an offer to increase the $1200 monthly pension it provided her after Marcus was killed.

Emma Marcus, who lives in Brooklyn, has been blind and ill for a number of years and had become hard-pressed to make ends meet as medical and household costs increased. Her brother, Alfred Chaison, said he recently contacted the Israeli Consul here about the problem. The Israel government actions followed. Chaison who also lives in Brooklyn, said he and his sister did not feel the Israel government had any legal obligation to take care of the widow “but you could say they are under a moral obligation” and “have been very considerate.”

CORRECTION: Due to a typographical error in the Jan. 25 News Bulletin, President Carter was quoted as saying in his State of the Union message, “We are working with out allies to prevent conflict in the Middle East.” it should have stated, correctly,”…working with our allies…”

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