NEW YORK (Oct. 15)
The United Israel Appeal today announced that it will hold a national two-day conference in Chicago to evaluate American-Israel relations under the present administration. About 2,000 delegates are expected to attend the conference which will open on November 14.
Among the major topics on the agenda of the conference will be the following: 1. United States, Israel and the Middle East; 2. Productivity, agriculture, trade relations; 3. The Arab refugee problem and Israel-Arab relations; 4. Problems of immigration, rehabilitation and resettlement – the role of American Jews.
“All of these subjects are directly related to the central problem facing Israel today of productive resettlement of its immigrants and meeting its pressing short-term indebtedness incurred during the mass influx,” Rudolf G. Sonneborn, UJA national chairman said. He declared that prominent national figures including representatives both of the Republican administration and of the Democratic Party, as well as UN and Israel government experts will participate in the proceedings.