Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu remembered former chief executive officer and chairman of the board Eli Hurvitz of Teva Pharmaceuticals as "one of the great industrialists that established the State of Israel." Hurvitz passed away, Monday evening, at the age of 79 after a long bout with cancer.
In a statement released by the Prime Minister's Office, Netanyahu said that Hurvitz "was noble, a complete patriot and very dedicated to developing the Israeli economy and society. I learned much from him; I admired his wisdom and his achievements. I loved his warm personality. Israeli initiatives and the Israeli spirit had no better ambassador. I will miss this wonderful man."