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American and French Consuls Attend Ceremony in Israel Settlement “adopted” by U.S. Jews

The United States and French consuls here this week-end attended a ceremony at the Neve Ilan settlement which was “adopted” by the Zionist region of Long Island, New York, and populated by French and Belgian immigrants who, as Maquis, fought the Nazis.

The ceremony marked the laying of a cornerstone of a kindergarten in the collective settlement. The funds for the building were raised among Zionists in Long Island. The Long Island Region has also sent refrigerators and eggrincubators to the settlement.

At a luncheen which followed the ceremony, the American and French consuls praised the achievements of the settlement which was founded three years age on land belongong to the Jewish National Fund. Other speakers included H. George Payne, former dean of New York University, who announced that he came here to negotiate with the Israel authorities for the inclusion of the Jewish state in the framework of the “Save the Children Organization,” of which he is a vice-president.