Elly Kleinman (born 1952) is an American business executive and philanthropist best known as the founder and CEO of The Americare Companies. He is the Co-Chairman of OHEL Board of Directors, Chairman of Camp Kylie Board of Trustees and Former Trustee of the Maimonides Medical Center. In 2012 he was the Chairman of 12th Siyum HaShas
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However, most of the letters were predictable, reminders that some things stay the same. The Soviet Union did not approve, and from the academic community in the United States came a paper flurry of protest arguing that sparing Eichmann would provide an opportunity for the Jewish people to serve as a model and inspiration to the whole world. Intellectuals led by Martin Buber and (Shmuel) Hugo Bergman appealed to the Israeli president to spare Eichmann for the “good of the country and its moral reputation,” and in order not to enable antisemites to claim that a blood ransom had now been paid for Nazi crimes. Even Michael Arnon of the Israeli Embassy in Washington claimed that the majority of American Jews opposed the death penalty for Eichmann.
As the proceedings took shape, Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion tried to put things in perspective. “The main point is not the punishment,” he said, “because I do not see any appropriate punishment for these deeds; so what if they hang a man who murdered millions of children, women and old people? … [The trial] is necessary not only for us but for the whole world. The world wants to forget it, and it is tired of it all.”