It was quite sad to read this article in Haaretz:
Netiva Ben-Yehuda, an author, poet, broadcaster and commander in the pre-state Jewish underground Palmach, passed away yesterday at the age of 83.Yep, it's sad. One of the grand dames of Palmach passed away. At least she wouldn't have to read this (in the same article):
"Netiva was one of the last of the founding fathers," Culture Minister Limor Livnat said yesterday.Founding fathers... oh gosh... I can imagine what Netiva would have said about this - the echo would have reverberated for weeks.
And this is the way everything goes: from a grand dame of independence movement to a dumb "Culture Minister"...
Anyway, Netiva Ben-Yehuda, RIP.