The American Mothers' Committee, an organization of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish mothers in the USA have for the past 10 years named a yearly Mother of the Year in Israel as well as in all the States of the USA.
The American Mothers' Committee, an organization of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish mothers in the USA have for the past 10 years named a yearly Mother of the Year in Israel as well as in all the States of the USA. Amongst the Israeli recipients was Mrs. Gold Meir, now PM of Israel and the wife of former Israel President Ben Zwi, Mrs. Rahel Yanait Ben Zwi as well as the wife of former Chief rabbi Hertzog, leaders of the Working Mothers Org. in Israel, a famous woman-doctor and others. In the USA Mrs. Eleonor Roosevelt was amongst the recipients. This year Mrs. Hanah Marron, the well-known Israeli actress of the Chamber Theater and a national darling or many years, was named Mother of The Year, after she had been wounded in the terrorist attack on the E1 A1 plane at Munich airport last February and even though she had to have one of her legs amputated she now is busy getting back onto the stage. She thus gives hope to many who had the same fate. (See newspaper particle attached). Invited for the ceremony were all former "Mothers of the Year" in Israel, woman members of the Knesset, the wives of cabinet ministers and people from Israeli theater-world. Hannale Marron, as she is called by everyone in this country became Israel's 10th Mother of the Year and received the scroll from Mrs. Shazar, wife of Israel's President, this afternoon in the course of a short ceremony at the President's residence. Amongst the ladies on the dais were 3 woman-representatives from border settlements and the lady from Beisan, on the Jordanian frontier said that Hannah had become the symbol for all of us. President Shazar made the point that Hannah has become the symbol of now to live with the war, terror. To overcome it is easy, once it has stopped, there is no challenge in it anymore. But Hannah lives with it and as our hearts went out to her, when she was in hospital in Munich and all of Israel prayed for her, so we can hardly await the day that Hannah is going to be back on the stage. In her answer Hannah pointed out that for the
first time in her life she saw blind hated in the eyes of those who attacked us in Munich and this look is what is haunting her. But she cannot hate and will not hate and hopes that never shall this look come into the eyes of any Israeli, young and old, soldier for civilian.
Sitting on the dais 1-r:-
Naomi Reines (border settlement in Beisan valley), Gershon Plotkin, (actor and director at the Chamber Theater, Mrs. Rahel Yana' it Ben Zwi (wife of former President of Israel), Mrs. Rahel Shazar, wife of President Shazar and President shazar, Mrs. Mannah Marron, MK (MP) Edna Fineberg Sereni from Iron, bordervillage on the Lebanese frontier, Zwia Mutzaphi from the town of Beth Shean (Beisan).