Square near Knesset named after Sara Netanyahu’s father

Streets will also be named after Tzipi Livni's mother and Uri Orbach.

Sara Netanyahu (photo credit: KOBI GIDEON/PMO)
Sara Netanyahu
(photo credit: KOBI GIDEON/PMO)
A roundabout near the Knesset and the Prime Minister’s Office will be named after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s late father-in-law, Prof. Shmuel Ben-Artzi, a Jerusalem city council committee decided Tuesday night.
The Polish-born Ben-Artzi, who died in 2011 at age 96, was a scholar and educator of Bible, literature, and Hebrew. He wrote 12 books, including "Your City Jerusalem: The City of David and the Consciousness of the Nation of Israel throughout the Generations.”
He had four children, including Netanyahu’s wife Sara. An exit from Jerusalem’s Menachem Begin Highway was named after Netanyahu’s father, Prof. Benzion Netanyahu, four years ago.
The move to name the roundabout after Ben-Artzi was balanced out by a decision by the municipal naming committee to name a street near the Knesset after opposition leader Tzipi Livni’s mother, Sara Livni. Both of Livni’s parents fought in the Etzel.
Streets in the capital will also be named after the late Jewish Home minister Uri Orbach, the late bakery pioneer Danny Angel, and the late French Jewish leader Rabbi Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi.
The committee, which is headed by Deputy Mayor Yael Anteb, also decided to rename Rabbi Yosef Kappah Street to Rabbi Yosef and Bracha Kappah Street, in order to honor Bracha Kappah, a socioeconomic activist who won the Israel Prize.
Antebi said she was happy that we were able to honor them and to give affirmative action to women and immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East.