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Ceremonies in Israel Mark Launching of Truman Peace Center

January 21, 1966
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In ceremonies today at the official residence here of President Zalman Shazar, Israel observed its own counterpart of the launching at Independence, Missouri, of the Harry S. Truman Center for the Advancement of Peace, to be established at the Hebrew University in this city.

Addresses lauding former U.S. President Truman, and pointing up the significance of the project toward world peace, were delivered by President Shazar; Foreign Minister Abba Eban; Walworth Barbour, United States Ambassador to Israel; Prof. Nathan Rotenstreich, rector of the Hebrew University; and Israel Supreme Court Justice Haim Cohn. President Shazar sent the following cable to Mr. Truman.

“In setting up this Center, so fittingly bearing your name, the people of Israel see an opportunity once more to express our deep gratitude for your historic role in the birth of the State of Israel and of the warm friendship we feel for you and Mrs. Truman; May the Truman Center advance the study and teaching of those immortal ideals which saw the light of day in Israel long ago, and which you have done so much to preserve and further in our own time.”

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