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Echeverria Praises Mrs, Rabin

July 1, 1975
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President Luis Echeverria praised Mrs. Leah Rabin yesterday for standing up to the Arab, Communist and “Third World” delegates who staged a walk-out last week during a session of the International Women’s Year Conference when the wife of Israel’s Premier Yitzhak Rabin began to address the assembly.

“Please give my best regards to Mrs. Leah Rabin and my recognition for her valiant answer to Arab delegates who walked out when she spoke in Israel’s name,” Echeverria said to Mrs. Zina Harman and two other Jewish women. The three were present in the official residence of Mexico’s President during a ceremony at which three prominent Mexicans were given the Elias Soursky Award for science, art and literature.

The annual award of 75,000 pesos for each recipient is named after a Mexican Zionist leader, Echeverria and Education Minister Bravo Ahuja, who were present during the ceremony, praised Soursky for his efforts to stimulate the fine arts in Mexico. The award winners this year are Dr. Donato Alarcon Segivia for science, Eduardo Mata for arts, and Dr. Gonzalo Aguirre Beltran for literature.

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