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Hadassah Adopts $9,000,000 Budget; Mrs. Shulman Named President

The 39th annual Hadassah national convention concluded here tonight with the adoption of a $9,000,000 budget for 1953-54 and the election of Mrs. Rebecca Shulman as national president.

The convention adopted a resolution which noted with satisfaction President Eisen hower’s announcement on the resumption of Israel aid and expressed hope the U.S. and the U. N. would view the facts of the current crisis against the whole background of the last five years and use their influence to bring the Arab states together with Israel for peace.

Arthur Lourie, Assistant Director General of the Israel Ministry for Foreign Affairs, told the convention “that with respect to President Eisenhower’s announcement of the resumption of Mutual Security Aid to Israel, this episode has been closed, ” but added “it is essential that we recognize that the basic problems now on the agenda of the Security Council, that of Arab-Israel peace, and that of Israel’s economic future, are still urgently before us, and are unaffected by this decision.” Mr. Lourie said Israel is looking forward “with confidence to an understanding approach by the United States to both these issues.”

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