Former Education Minister and Israel Prize winner Aharon Yadlin dies

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 Former Minister of Education and Israel Prize laureate Aharon Yadlin dies

Former Minister of Education and Israel Prize laureate Aharon Yadlin has died at the age of 97. He died in Kibbutz Hatzerim in southern Israel.

His funeral will take place on Sunday at 17:30 at the local cemetery.

Aharon Yadlin was born in Tel Aviv, spent his childhood in Ben Shemen, and youth – in Haifa. He was one of the founders of Kibbutz Beeri. In 1946 he moved to Kibbutz Hatzerim in the Negev, where he lived until his death. He took part in the War of Independence.

In 2005, Yadlin won the Ben-Gurion Prize, and five years later – the winner of the Israel Prize – for his special contribution to the development of society.

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