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Pioneer Women Hit Communist-egyptian Arms Deal

A two-year fund-raising quota of $2.5 million was adopted at a plenary session of Pioneer Women’s 30th anniversary convention here last night. Some 500 delegates representing 40,000 members of the group pledged their support to expand the work of Moetzet Hapoalot, the Working Women’s Council in Israel. In an immediate response to the new drive, which aims at the establishment of 88 new rehabilitation centers, checks for $150,000 were presented to the Pioneer Women’s executive body.

Earlier, the convention unanimously adopted a resolution in which it declared that Arab belligerence, coupled with Egypt’s decision to secure Communist arms, endangers Israel’s security. The resolution also expressed the hope that the Western Powers would maintain the balance of military strength in the light of Egypt’s increased military power and stated the conviction that the best way to halt what it termed the “tragic renewal of war,” is a guarantee of Israel’s security by the West.