School, Museum Named for Gail Rubin
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School, Museum Named for Gail Rubin

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A new school and a museum named for the late Gail Rubin were dedicated at Kibbutz Maogan Michael this week on the second anniversary of her death at the hands of terrorists. Ms. Rubin, an American-born photographer and nature lover, was the first victim of the sea-borne terrorist gang that staged the Haifa-Tel Aviv coastal highway massacre in March, 1978.

She was gunned down on an isolated beach where she had been photographing wildlife, unaware that her assailants, who had asked for directions, were terrorists who had just landed from a rubber dinghy. She had been living at Maogan Michael, near the sea. The school and museum are sponsored by her parents, John and Estelle Rubin of New York, and the Israeli Nature Preservation Society – Photographs by Ms – Rubin and nature samples from the region are on display at the museum. The school will specialize in nature studies.

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