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Community Leaders to Raise $200,000 for American Zionist Committee

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Lawrence G. Laskey and Josselyn M. Shore, chairmen of the new National Finance Council of the American Zionist Committee for Public Affairs, announced today that 100 key Jewish leaders representing 53 communities have agreed to join the council and to assume responsibility for raising a $200,000 quota.

Messrs. Laskey and Shore were appointed by Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein, chairman of the committee, to initiate a nationwide campaign to finance the work of the Committee for Public Affairs, which is the agency in this country responsible for political action to promote American-Israel friendship. In accepting the chairmanship, they declared that the recent policy statement of Secretary of State Dulles revealed that the problem of Israel-Arab peace is now under urgent consideration in Washington. “It therefore becomes of crucial importance to promote goodwill between the United States and Israel.”

Both Messrs. Laskey and Shore have devoted many years to national Jewish philanthropic causes. Mr. Laskey is New England chairman for State of Israel Bonds and has also been active in the UJA. Mr. Shore, a prominent New York businessman, has been active in the New York UJA and was the first Israel bond chairman in Great Neck, L. I., where he resides.

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