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Treasurer of Jewish Agency Lauds American Jewry for Readiness to Strengthen Israel

Levi Eshkol, Treasurer of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, today declared that “every gift dollar contributed by Americans to Israel will serve to strengthen the United Nations’ most ardent Middle Eastern supporter at this crucial moment in the world’s struggle to maintain peace with freedom.”

At a press conference at Jewish Agency headquarters, Mr. Eshkol, who returns to Israel by air today after a two-month stay in this country, said that he was heartened by what he termed “full recognition” by American Jewry that “continued help to Israel meant implementation of the policies of the UN aimed at strengthening democratic countries.”

At the same time Mr. Eshkol stressed that “humanitarian considerations of overwhelming force” added urgency to the general political considerations involved in assisting Israel through what he termed the “now-or-never year of 1951.”