Jerusalem, 17 November 2002

PM Sharon sends condolences to Eban family
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

On behalf of the Israeli people and government, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon yesterday , sent his sincerest condolences to Susie Eban and the Eban family on the passing of Abba Eban.

With his loss, one of the country’s founding statesmen – who, more than any other statesman of his era, left both his and Israel’s impression in the consciousness of the international community – has been taken from us. Abba Eban’s rich legacy and life’s work are proof, especially at this time, that it is very important, "not only what the Jews do, but how they explain their actions." At this, Abba Eban excelled; he will be sorely missed, especially at this time.