Herbert Zweibon, RIP
by RUTH KING
January 20, 2011
Herbert Zweibon, the President and founder of Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI) died last night after a brief illness.
Herb was a perfect person where it counts the most. His only agenda in life was to do the right thing always.
He was a proud Zionist who was never dazzled by momentary hallucinations of peace and recognition from Israel's enemies. He remained unbowed in the face of trendy feel-good pretense and was committed to the fact that only a safe, secure and impregnable Israel within its legitimate and historic borders was the sole guarantor for the safety of Jews in the world.
He was also eternally optimistic. Only on Tuesday he spoke of the need for better leaders in Israel and the hope that dialysis would offer him more life.
He was playful and cheerful. My granddaughters Cece and Lila adored him, sat on his lap and giggled when he told them of the big chocolate house he was building with a room for each of them.
He adored his wife Sheila and his sons and daughters in law and grandchildren. Only a few weeks ago he spent a holiday with the entire family and extended family in Jamaica. He was exultant in describing it even as his health deteriorated. His only complaint was that he could not play tennis.
His memory will always be a blessing and an inspiration for me. My husband always said about Herb:
"They just don't make them like him anymore."