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Israel Names Highway for Begin

Israel’s newest superhighway will be named in memory of the late Prime Minister Menachem Begin, it was announced Wednesday.

Tel Aviv’s recently completed Ayalon route, which bisects the city from north to south, will bear the name of the Israeli leader who died in Tel Aviv on March 9 at the age of 78.

The four-to-six-lane highway has become Tel Aviv’s major traffic artery. A suburban commuter railroad is being built to run alongside it.

The Jerusalem municipality announced its proposal to name a still unfinished highway in memory of Begin. Known now as Route No. 4, it connects the center of the city with its northern outskirts and will eventually extend to the south.