Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed sorrow, Sunday, at the passing of Azaria Alon, one of the founders of the Society for the Protection of Nature. Netanyahu said, "Like many people, I was raised listening to Azaria Alon's radio show, which described the charming spots of our country, their flora and fauna. I read his books and articles. His words were always clear and full of content and knowledge."
The prime minister added, "Azaria was the member of a well-rooted Zionist and Israeli family ... He had a great effect on the love of country by teaching, as a tour guide and a counselor for learning the land."