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United Israel Appeal Campaign Opened in Montreal; Third of Quota Raised at Dinner

A total of $510,000 was raised here last night at a dinner which marked the opening of the United Israel Appeal in Montreal. The quota for this city is $1,600,000. Hyman Grover, national chairman of the U.I.A, in Canada, presided at the gathering.

The dinner was the largest in attendance of any Jewish communal function, ever held in Montreal. Speakers included Aubrey S. Eban, Israeli representative to the United Nations; Shimon Hacohen, of Israel, who is now touring Canada on behalf of the Jewish National Fund and Keren Hayesed, and Samuel Bronfman, president of the Canadian Jewish Congress and honorary Dominion chairman of the United Israel Appeal.

Mr. Bronfman said that British recognition of Israel was the final fulfillment of the Balfour Declaration. It was a vindication of the faith “that the bond of friendship which had been established during preceding centuries between the British and Jewish peoples had been established not for a season, but for all time,” he stated.