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Many American Jews Arrive in Israel; U.p.a. Chairman Confers with Cabinet Members

More than 2,000 Jews from the United States and other countries have arrived this week in Israel to observe Passover in the Jewish state, it was estimated here today by government officials. They have been supplied with special food ration cards.

The American visitors include Rudolf Sonneborn, chairman of the board of directors of the United Palestine Appeal, who celebrated the seder in the company of Premier David Ben Gurion and met today with a number of other Cabinet members. Also among the arrivals were Dr. Louis Hendin, president of the Yiddish Writers Union of New York, and a delegation of 29 members of the Jewish National Woriers Alliance of America.

A 20-member delegation of the American Christian Palestine Committee arrived here last night by air for an eight-day survey and tour of Israel. Dr. Howard Le Sourd, of Boston University, chairman of the delegation, said the purpose of the present visit was “to become acquainted with Israel and report our interpretations to millions.”