Hadassah Convention Urges U.S. to Conclude Security Pact with Israel

A resolution calling upon the United States Government to conclude a security pact with Israel guaranteeing “the maintenance of its existing frontiers until such time as they may become the subject of peaceful negotiations between Israel and its Arab neighbors,” was adopted here today at the concluding session of the 41st annual convention of Hadassah, the women’s Zionist organization, at which a $9 million budget was voted.

Another resolution stated that Hadassah believed that “when national security is bought at the price of individual freedom, neither security nor freedom is served.” The resolution on Israel also urged the United States to “implement the promise of the 1950 Tripartite agreement to maintain the balance of military strength between Israel and the Arab states.” It was introduced by Mrs. Samuel W. Halprin, Zionist Affairs chairman of the organization.

The convention reelected Mrs. Rebecca Shulman to her third consecutive term as president of Hadassah. Major speakers at the final day’s sessions were Dr. Buell Gallagher, president of the City College of New York, and Herman Wouk, the novelist.

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