Overflow Crowd Jam Jewish Agency Building in New York Tribute
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Overflow Crowd Jam Jewish Agency Building in New York Tribute

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An overflow crowd jammed the auditorium of the Jewish Agency building here Friday to attend memorial services for Mr. Eshkol, who was buried a few hours earlier. The memorial was sponsored by the American Section of the Jewish Agency for Israel in cooperation with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and took the form of a national tribute by American Jewry. Dr. Emanuel Neumann, American Section chairman, presided. The audience was addressed by Sen. Jacob K. Javits, of New York; Rehaveam Amir, Consul General of Israel representing his government; Dr. Joachim Prinz, former Presidents’ Conference chairman; Pinchas Cruso, honorary president of the United Labor Zionist Organization, a longtime personal friend of Mr. Eshkol’ and Meyer Weisgal, president of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Cantor David Kusevitsky chanted the El Moleh Rachamim. Mr. Amir said he was “the same man from his farm-kibbutz days until the days of his talks with the United States President.”

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