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Israeli Youth Delegation on “friendship Mission” Arrives Today; Invited by Morgenthau

A delegation of ten youthful veterans of the Palestine war is scheduled to arrive tomorrow at the New York International Airport at Idlewild for a three-month tour of major American cities on behalf of the $250.000,000 United Jewish Appeal, the U.J.A. announced here today. The group, which has been officially designated as a “Friendship Mission of Israeli Youth,” is coming to the United States at the invitation of Henry Morgenthau, Jr., general chairman of U.J.A.

Among the Israeli youths, will be a girl who served as a wireless operator during the last-ditch battle in the Old City of Jerusalem; a young women who was captured by the Transjordan Arab Legion and released only after intervention by the International Red Cross; the officer in charge of all CHEN (The Israeli counterpart of the WAC) units in Haifa; a former officer of the Jewish Brigade, who saw service with the British Eighth Army in Italy and who now is a company commander; and youth who joined the Haganah at the age of 13 and is now a non-commissioned officer.