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Sign: Givatayim - Bridge named for Isaac Drezia

Derech Yitshak Rabin, Giv’atayim, Israel
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On the sign:
גשר ד"ר איזק דרזיה ז"ל
ד"ר דרזיה, יליד העיר ביירות, נבחר בגיל 16 לתפקיד יו"ר תנועת מכבי בלבנון.
היה ממארגני העלייה הבלתי לגאלית מלבנון לארץ ישראל.
סיים את לימודי הרפואה באוניברסיטת ביירות והיה ממנהיגי הקהילה היהודית עוד בהיותו סטודנט צעיר.
כפעיל ציוני עלה לישראל בשנת 1966 עם רעייתו פרידה וארבעת ילדיהם והשתקע בעיר גבעתיים.
במקביל לעיסוקו כרופא, השתלב במהרה בפעילות הציבורית, הן במישור הארצי והן במישור המקומי ואף נבחר לכהן כסגן ראש עיריית גבעתיים.
ד"ר דרזיה היה בין מייסדי קופת חולים מאוחדת ועבד גם בסניף הקופה בעיר גבעתיים.
שימש כאוזן קשבת ויד תומכת לכלל הקהילה.
לאורך השנים ראש בתפקידיו הציבוריים והמקצועיים כגשר בין כלל חלקי האוכלוסייה על גווניה השונים.

סמל העיר גבעתיים.
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A view over the bridge as photographed that day Click for a larger image

A view of the bridge from the Rabin road, as photographed a few days later Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Bridge Dr. Isaac Drezia
Dr. Drezia, a native of Beirut, was elected at the age of 16 as chairman of the Maccabi movement in Lebanon.
He was one of the organizers of the illegal immigration from Lebanon to Eretz Israel.
He completed his medical studies at Beirut University and was a leader of the Jewish community even when he was a young student.
As a Zionist activist, he immigrated to Israel in 1966 with his wife Frieda and their four children and settled in Givatayim.
Parallel to his practice as a physician, he quickly integrated into public activity, both nationally and locally, and was even elected Deputy Mayor of Givatayim.
Dr. Drezia was one of the founders of the Kupat Holim Meuhedet and also worked in the branch office in Givatayim.
He served as an attentive ear and a supportive organ for the entire community.
Over the years he has headed his public and professional roles as a bridge between the various segments of the population.

The emblem of the city of Givatayim.

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