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Ofira Navon Dead at 57

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Ofira Navon, wife of the fifth Israeli president, Yitzhak Navon, died Sunday at Hadassah Hospital. She was 57.

Navon developed breast cancer 14 years ago and led a national campaign to educate women about alternatives to mastectomies.

She won two battles with breast cancer but recently developed leukemia and then a severe lung infection.

Trained as a child psychologist, Navon spearheaded education and welfare projects and was lifelong president of the Association of Handicapped Children.

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