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Israel Bond Drive to Hold Emergency Telephone “meeting”

Two thousand Jewish leaders all over the United States will hold an extraordinary telephone “meeting” Wednesday in an emergency conference called by the State of Israel Bond Organization.

Announcing the telephone conference, Abraham Feinberg, president, said the purpose of the wire “meeting” is to alert the Jewish communities of the United States to the “critical problems confronting Israel as a result of the shipment of arms from Czechoslovakia to Egypt.” This threat, Mr. Feinberg declared, must be met by the mobilization of large resources “for economic defense” of Israel. “In this moment of peril,” he pointed out, “any breakdown of Israel’s economy, any weakening of her industry or agriculture, would represent a severe blow to her defensive power.”