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Journalist Nechemia Meyers dies

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Nechemia Meyers, an Israeli-American journalist and spokesman for the Weizmann Institute of Science, has died.

Meyers was buried Wednesday in Rehovot. He was 79.

He wrote hundreds of columns chronicling life in Israel for Jewish and secular publications. In the months before his death, Meyers was compiling his columns for publication as a book, according to his wife, Adeerah.

Meyers was born in Minneapolis and lived in Los Angeles before making aliyah in 1951. He lived in Kibbutz Urim in the Negev until joining the Government Press Office in 1958. He moved to Rehovot in 1962 when he was named the publications director and spokesman for the Weizmann Institute there.

"He had a very full career," said Adeerah Meyers. "He was very proud of his work in the Eichmann trial."

Meyers also worked on translating former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion’s book, "Israel: A Personal History."

 

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