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Yehuda Avner, speechwriter to four Israeli prime ministers, is dead

Yehuda Avner, speechwriter to four Israeli prime ministers—Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin—died Tuesday at 86. In a statement, Avner’s son-in-law David Sable said Avner “listened, advised and wrote, giving voice to the Prime Minsters he served and voice to our cause and our people.”