Morale in Israel High, Venezky Reports After Visit

The morale of the people of Israel is “sturdier than ever before,” Julian B. Venezky, chairman of the executive committee of the Israel Bond Organization, stated here today on his return from a ten-day visit to Israel. Mr. Venezky, a frequent visitor to Israel, added: “Never have I left Israel more encouraged and more proud than now. The landscape is changing. The economy is improving. The machinery of statehood is functioning smoothly and effectively;”

Together with Henry Montor, chief executive officer of the Israel bond drive, Mr. Venezky conferred on Israel’s economic situation and plans for the Fall, 1954 phase of the Israel Development Bond drive with Premier Moshe Sharett, and Finance Minister Levi Eshkol. They also met with other Cabinet members and top officials of the Jewish Agency.

One of his first tasks in this country, Mr. Venezky indicated, will be the presentation of a full report on his visit to Israel to the National Leadership Conference for Israel Bonds, which will be held September 11 and 12.

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