Geneva (Mar. 11)
— Sari Rauber, the correspondent in Switzerland for Maariv, Kol Israel and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, was yesterday elected president of the United Nations Correspondents Association here. Her election to the 134-member association marks the first time that a woman and a Jewish correspondent has been elected to this post. Rauber’s election was seen as a tribute to her journalistic excellence and to her work in promoting Israel and the Jewish community.
Born in Tel Aviv, Rauber began her career in Jerusalem with the Agence France Presse. Subsequently she transferred to Geneva where she covered the Arab-Israeli peace talks. Her reports dealing with Red Cross activities in various areas of conflict around the world aided her in helping many families establish contacts with missing or captured members.