SANTIAGO (Aug. 10)
In a formal ceremony in the city of Vina del Mar, a central plaza was dedicated as Golda Meir Square, the World Jewish Congress reported here.
According to the Latin American branch of the WJC, the mayor of the city, Eugenia Garrido, and Israel’s Ambassador David Ephrati unveiled a plaque giving the name of Golda Meir to the square. The ceremony also included the participation of Jewish and Catholic clergy.
Rabbi Esteban Veghazi spoke in Hebrew, stressing the importance of keeping alive the memory of Meir. Afterwards, Father Hernan Vargas spoke of the fraternity between the Israeli and Chilean peoples.
The commemorative plaque describes Meir as “a woman who forged a world of peace and friendship.”