Abba Eban dies

With the death of Abba Eban, the world loses one of its most outstanding diplomats, thinkers, essayists as well an orator in more than ten languages!

1965, Proclamation of Interamerica — Jerusalem: Ambassador Mordejai Avida before the microphone, Abba Eban (left) and Baruch Tenembaum (right).

Besides his political career he devoted part of his time to non-profit organisations, such as the Argentine House in Jerusalem, the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and the Angelo Roncalli International Committee, among others.

During his visit to Buenos Aires in 1965 as Israel’s Education Minister, he participated in the proclamation of the first Inter-confessional Organisation in the world founded by Argentine-born, Baruch Tenembaum.

Abba Eban, who spoke fluent Spanish, participated in different initiatives and enthusiastically backed the idea of honouring saviours of persecuted people such as Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg.

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, which has offices in Jerusalem, New York and Buenos Aires as well as other centres around the world, appointed Abba Eban as honorary member of its organizations.

2002, Baruch Tenembaum and Abba Eban.

The Foundation is in the process of coining an Abba Eban Medal, which will be presented by founder Baruch Tenembaum during a forthcoming ceremony to be held in Europe on the occasion of the unveiling of a Memorial Mural, the first Commemorative Mural of its kind, which is to be installed in a Protestant Church.

Abba Eban, who passed away in Israel, was 87 years old.