JERUSALEM (Oct. 17)
A Jewish National Fund official was one of the two Israelis who were among the wounded at the Rome synagogue terror attack last week, the JNF here has announced. Max Shamgar, 55, until recently served as JNF’s emissary in Rome. He returned to Israel to take a position in the JNF’s “Council of Teachers” and was visiting Rome briefly on a special JNF assignment when he was wounded. The other Israeli hurt in the attack was Prof. Jacob Sarmonetta, a Hebrew University don.
In a cable to Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff, JNF chairman Moshe Rivlin wrote, in part: “The Jewish National Fund in Israel, whose emissary and whose supporters were among those hurt, sends its wishes of encouragement and consolation to our brothers in Italy. We will work together to uproot the pestilence of anti-Semitism, to consolidate the State of Israel and to strengthen the Jewish people and preserve its existence and honor everywhere….”