NEW YORK (Dec. 11)
More than 500 Jewish communities throughout the country will this Sunday conduct an intensive one-day drive to sell Israel bonds. Messages from Israel Premier David Ben Gurion and other members of the Israel Cabinet, exhorting the Jews of the United States to make additional purchases of Israel Bonds on Sunday, were released here today by leaders of the Bond drive.
“Everyone who is part of the Sunday drive is a pioneer in a new enterprise,” Mr. Ben Gurion said in his message. “If we stop pioneering, we stop growing. The offering of so many volunteers for the purpose of selling Israel Bonds on Sunday is perhaps one of the finest demonstrations of the determination of American Jews to work with us to build a sound and progressive democracy.”
“Israel Bonds are more than financial investments,” stated Golda Myerson, Israel Minister of Labor, in her special message. “In the truest sense, they are bonds of friendship and the basis of a living partnership between the people of America and Israel.”
Israel Minister of Industry and Commerce Dov Joseph asserted that the effort on Sunday “will have a tremendous effect upon the outcome of the fight for economic independence which we in Israel wage this Chanukah.” He pointed out, however, that “the people of Israel seek faith, not favors – a helping hand, and not a handout in waging and winning our fight for economic self-sufficiency.”
“To the citizens of Israel,” said Israel Minister of Finance Levi Eshkol, “December 14 is not just another day. December 14 is the day when our friends in America will be asked once again to renew their faith and understanding in the achievements of the democratic State of Israel.”