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Levi Eshkol

  • Newest Public School in Rio Named for Levi Eshkol

    The Governor of Guanabara State informed Israeli Ambassador Itzhak Harkavi Tuesday that Rio’s newest municipal school will be named in honor of the late Premier Levi Eshkol of Israel who visited this city shortly before his death three years ago. The school will be known as “Escola Levi Eshkol.” Two other public schools in Rio… More ▸

  • Knesset Holds Memorial Service for Levi Eshkol on First Anniversary of His Death

    The Knesset held memorial services today for the late Premier Levi Eshkol on the occasion of the first anniversary of his death. President Zalman Shazar was present. Speaker of the Knesset Reuben Barkat delivered a eulogy. A minute’s silence was observed and the Knesset adjourned for a half hour before resuming its regular business. More ▸

  • Jewish Agency to Hold Memorial Meeting in Honor of Levi Eshkol

    A Memorial Meeting in honor of the late Prime Minister Levi Eshkol will be held tomorrow in the Auditorium of the Jewish Agency, sponsored by the Jewish Agency–American Section and the American Zionist Council. It will be attended by representatives of all leading American Jewish organizations. Speakers will be Mrs. Charlotte Jacobson, member of the… More ▸

  • Israeli Jets Hit Egyptian, Jordanian Positions; Eshkol’s Nephew is Buried

    Israel Air Force planes attacked Egyptian positions in the central sector of the Suez Canal for an hour last night and blasted an Arab guerrilla camp in Jordan this morning. A military spokesman said all aircraft returned safely to their bases despite heavy Egyptian anti-aircraft fire. The target in Jordan was a guerrilla encampment at… More ▸

  • New Housing Project Named for Late Premier Levi Eshkol is Opened in Jerusalem

    Ramat Eshkol, a housing project in northeast Jerusalem, was opened yesterday when Housing Minister Mordecai Bentov handed the keys to the apartments to their first residents. Some 96 persons moved into the apartments built on former Jordanian territory which had been unused. Mr. Bentov said the apartments, named for the late President Levi Eshkol, will… More ▸

  • British Jews to Raise Funds for Levi Eshkol Memorial Forest at Degania Beth

    British Jewry will be asked to provide funds for 250,000 trees to be planted in a memorial forest bearing the name of the late Prime Minister Levi Eshkol. The forest, sponsored by the Jewish National Fund, will be planted in Daganya Beth, the kibbutz of which Mr. Eshkol was a founder and member. Anglo-Jewish organizations… More ▸

  • Israel’s Largest Reservoir is Renamed for Late Premier Levi Eshkol

    Israel’s largest reservoir, at Beth Netoffa in Lower Galilee, was officially re-named the Levi Eshkol reservoir yesterday in honor of the late Prime Minister of Israel. A large stone monument was unveiled by Mr. Eshkol’s widow at ceremonies attended by Prime Minister Golda Meir and Minister of Agriculture Chaim Gvati. More ▸

  • Goldmann Says Eshkol Death Came at a ‘time when Internal Unity is Essential’

    The death of Premier Levi Eshkol was called today “a real tragedy for Israel at a time when internal unity is essential for the nation’s strength” by Dr. Nahum Goldmann. World Jewish Congress president and for many years World Zionist Organization president. Dr. Goldmann spoke at a memorial meeting at the Park Ave. Synagogue which… More ▸

  • Cabinet Approves Recommendations for Memorializing Levi Eshkol’s Name in Negev

    The Cabinet approved yesterday a series of recommendations for memorializing the late Prime Minister Levi Eshkol which were drawn up by a joint committee of cabinet members and the Jewish Agency. In accordance with the recommendations, two-sub-districts in the western Negev–Besor and Maon–will be known as the Eshkol sub-district and the local council will be… More ▸

  • Tel Aviv University Will Name New Center for Technological Sciences for Eshkol

    Tel Aviv University will name a new element in its structure the Levi Eshkol Center for Technological Sciences, its president Dr. George S. Wise announced today. The Center, which will open this October, will be named for the late Premier, he said, because of “the great interest he had shown in higher education and technology… More ▸