Yoman Geva 437, 1969

State Funeral Ceremony for Late Haifa Mayor Abba Hushi

1969
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Archive footage documents the late Mayor of Haifa Abba Hushi at the inauguration of the Carmelit, at the Baháʼí World Centre, and at a city council session. Hushis lying in state takes place outside Haifas town hall. From there, the funeral procession sets off with the coffin being followed by the widow Hanna, President of Israel Zalman Shazar, Prime Minister Golda Meir, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, Absorption Minister Yigal Allon, Knesset Member David Ben Gurion, representatives of Haifas municipality and workers council, members of the Israeli Labor Party, and others. Hundreds of teenagers carry wreaths of flowers and walk behind a command car that carries the coffin. Thousands of the city residents watch the funeral procession, which ends at the city cemetery.

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