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Dewey Stone: Unsung Hero of Israeli Independence

Dewey Stone worked behind the scenes for the establishment of the State of Israel.
Dewey Stone and Golda Meir

Dewey Stone and Golda Meir

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Goldman and Stone hustled into the lobby to call Jacobson. Realizing the gravity of the situation, Jacobson hopped on a train to Washington to meet with Truman. The president agreed to see Weizmann, provided he came in the side door.

After hearing out the Zionist leader, Truman did an about-face and recognized Israel.

After the war, Stone continued to support Israel through numerous national leadership posts in the Jewish community. Perhaps dearest to him was the Chaim Weizmann Institute of Science, for which he served as chairman of its board of governors from 1949 through 1970.

Coincidentally, the director of the documentary, Michael Traub, the son of a professor, grew up on the Weizmann campus. Traub, 47, recalled that as a child he walked past the Stone Administration Building every day without knowing anything about its namesake.

Stone died in 1977 at age 77. He and his wife, Anne, had no children, but their 17 nieces and nephews considered the couple their second parents.

(JNS)

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About the Author: Steve Maas is a freelance writer based in Brookline, Massachusetts. He can be reached at stevenmaas@comcast.net.


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