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David Baruch Eller



New York New York, USA

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October 5, 1969, 23 Tishrei

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David Baruch Eller came on aliyah at age nine with his family in 1959 from New York City. A dynamic personality, he was a linguist, mastering several languages. He attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a major in Arabic and Oriental Studies. His proclaimed ambition was to be the first Israeli Ambassador to Egypt, in order to find the road to peace between the Jews and the Arab world. David was the younger brother of Raanan Eylon, a world-known flutist. David's Mom shared "David was my happy brilliant son for 19 years. David excelled in his studies, read philosophical works and wrote extensively: essays about peace, stories, poems. He was known for his love of people, his empathy, his humor. He was sovereign in three languages: his native English, his adopted Hebrew and Arabic which he needed to realize his ambition of becoming Israel's first ambassador to Egypt. Here is a short poem David composed:" When all the tears are dry The dead in graves will still lie All that's left is a lingering sigh And then will someone lift his head on high And ask the question of no reply My Lord, Why? My Lord, Why? On October 5, 1969 David fell in the line of duty on the last day of training in a special officers' course.
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