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  5/8/2014, Iyar 8, 5774

Memorial Observance for General Yariv Aharon on Friday


An observance to mark the 20th anniversary of the passing of General Yariv Aharon is scheduled for Friday morning at 11:00 in the Kiryat Shaul military cemetery, on Tel Aviv's north side. Aharon headed military intelligence from 1964 until he retired from the Israel Defense Forces in 1972. Following the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, he became Prime Minister Golda Meir's counterterrorism advisor.

Ahron was elected to the Knesset in 1973 and held two ministerial posts until shortly before his departure from politics in 1977. He passed away on May 7, 1994 (26th of Iyar 5754).