NEW YORK (Jul. 18)
The dissolution soon of Americans for Haganah, Inc., and its replacement by a group now information–to be known as Americans United for Israel, Inc.–was announced here today by Rudolf Sonnehorn Abraham Feinberg, Nahum Bernstein, Charles Gutwirth, Adolf Pobinson and Samuel Cherr.
In a press statement released from the office of Americans for Haganah, Inc., the six, declaring that they speak for “a board of directors of 100, including leading Jewish figures from all over the country,” said “the new organization plans to incorporate many activities now carried on by other organizations, and to launch a number of new projects involving public relations, publications, collections of materials, speakers bureaus, films and other activities which will serve to rally support for the embattled population of Israel.”
Appealing to “all Americans without regard to race, creed or political beliefs, “the new group’s announcement expressed the hope that “this organization will provide a base on which persons representing all party, political or sectarian views may stand together in their support of Israel.” Until Oct 1, Americans for Haganah will fulfill its contractual obligations, the announcement said, until these functions can be liquidated Dr be absorbed by the new organization.
Americans United for Israel also announced that Materials for Palestine, which is at present engaged in gathering non-contraband supplies for Israel, will also be absorbed into the new group on or about October 1. The new organization in addition to “its efforts to rally support for the embattled population of Israel,” announced that it “intends to make every effort to aid those forces carrying on rehabilitation and immigration of European Jews destined eventually for Israel.”