JERUSALEM (Aug. 22)
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.