Abba Eban

The father of Israeli diplomacy.

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In 1982 Eban was elected to the International Platform Association, founded by the legendary American orator Daniel Webster in 1830. There he joined the ranks of such fabled speechmakers as Winston Churchill, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Over the last years of his life, plagued by failing health, Eban remained secluded in his Kfar Shmaryahu home, unable to attend the Jerusalem ceremony in which he was awarded the Israel Prize for his lifetime contribution to Israeli and international diplomacy.

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Alexander Zvielli

Alexander Zvielli is a veteran journalist with the Jerusalem Post.