Queen Elizabeth 11 entertained President Ephraim Katzir of israel and Mrs. Katzir at lunch at Windsor Castle today. The Israeli head of state arrived here Friday for a week-long private visit to Britain, the first to this country by an incumbent President of Israel. While here, he will join in celebrating the 70th birthday of Sir Ernest Chain, the world-famous biochemist and Nobel Laureate.
President Katzir was accompanied to Windsor Castle by the Israeli Ambassador to Britain and Ireland. Gideon Rafael and Mrs. Rafael. The Katzirs are scheduled to visit Prime Minister James Callaghan at 10 Downing Street tomorrow. Katzir, who is a biochemist, will be among the scientists delivering papers at the symposium of the Royal Society in honor of Sir Ernest. The latter won the 1945 Nobel Prize at the age of 39. He shared it with Sir Howard Florey for discovering the curative properties of penicillin which was discovered by another Nobel Laureate. Sir Alexander Flemming. 11 years before.
President and Mrs. Katzir attended Sabbath services at the Marble Arch Synagogue yesterday. Katzir was presented with a silver plate by Rabbi Maurice Unterman, son of the late Israeli Chief Rabbi Isser Unterman. Chief Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovitz of Britain addressed a kiddush after the services. The Katzirs will attend services at a Sephardic synagogue here next Saturday.
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