NEW YORK (Mar. 9)
American Jews did not disappoint Israel, Golda Myerson, Israel’s Minister of Labor, declared here at the semi-annual meeting of the national board of the Pioneer Women, the Women’s Labor Zionist Organization of America.
Appealing to American Jewry for increased aid, Mrs. Myerson said: “The severe difficulties of our present economic situation must be regarded as a brief prelude to a productive future in which we shall be an industrial and export nation. The Israel bond issue is the key to our country’s economic development.”
It was announced at the meeting that the Pioneer Women have transmitted $500,000 to the Council of Working Women in Israel for the establishment and maintenance of institutions in Israel. This transmission is almost half of the organization’s goal this year, it was emphasized. The organization also turned over $30,000 to the Youth Aliyah Department of the Jewish Agency for training youths in Israel who come from Europe and the Moslem countries, it was reported at the meeting.