LONDON (Jul. 10)
British Labor Party leaders today praised the courage and enthusiasm of the new State of Israel and expressed the opinion that it would overcome the great odds which it faces. Speaking at a reception given by Labor M.P,’s in honor of a Histadrut delegation of 62 American and Canadian Jews who are here en route to Israel, the British Laborites stressed the close relations between the Israeli and British labor movements.
Speakers included Arthur Greenwood, treasurer of the British Labor Party, Glenville Hall, chairman of its Parliamentary caucus and Alice Bacon, former chairman of the party. Earlier, Ian Mikardo, Labor M.P., addressed a Labor Zionist reception for the Americans and Canadians, who will leave for Paris this week-end to spend several days before proceeding to Israel for a three-week stay.