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Zionist, Non-zionist Leaders Confer with Governor Stevenson

A member of Zionist and non-Zionist leaders met here yesterday with Governor Adlai Stevenson, Democratic candidate for President, during his visit to New York. The conference took place at the imitative of Governor Stevenson who told the Jewish leaders that he was greatly interested in the development of Israel and pledged, if he is elected, to continue the friendly relations between the United States and Israel established by President Truman. A similar meeting of Jewish leaders took place about three weeks ago in New York with Gen Dwight Eisenhower, Republican candidate.

Among those who attended the conference with Gov. Stevenson were Louis Lipsky, chairman of the American Zionist Council; Irving Miller, president of the Zionist Organization of American; Israel Goldstein, president of the American Jewish Congress; Adalph Held, president of the Jewish Labor Committee; Jack Weiler, leader of the United Jewish Appeal; Louis Segal, leader of the Zionist Laborites; Benjamin Brodie, former Z.O.A. president; as well as representatives of the Jewish War Veterans, Hadassah and other organizations.

Speaking an behalf off the delegation, Mr. Lipsky, replying to Gov. Stevenson’s assurances, said: “I am confident that I express the gratification of all of us, in our personal capacities, with the assurances you have given on Israel and the fine perspective that has dictated your views. In addition, may I say that you deserve the thanks of every American citizen for the high level on which you have expounded and maintained the issues of our day in this difficult political campaign.”

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