Mass Rally for “defense of Israel” to Be Held Tonight in New York
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Mass Rally for “defense of Israel” to Be Held Tonight in New York

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A mass rally for the “defense of Israel and Western security” will be held at Madison Square Garden tomorrow under the sponsorship of nine national Jewish organizations. Thousands of persons are expected to attend.

The meeting will be addressed by outstanding personalities in Jewish and civic life as well as by leaders of the trade union movement. The speakers will include: Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, veteran Zionist leader; Mayor Robert F. Wagner; Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Jewish Agency; Rabbi Israel Goldstein, president of the American Jewish Congress; Rabbi Abraham J. Feldman, president of the Synagogue Council of America; Reuben Kaminsky, national commander of the Jewish War Veterans; Rabbi Philip Bernstein, chairman of the American Zionist Committee for Public Affairs; Nathan Chanin, chairman of the administrative committee of the Jewish Labor Committee, and others.

In a statement calling upon the people of New York to attend the rally, Rabbi Irving Miller, chairman of the American Zionist Council, declared: “Peace in the Middle East has been imperiled as a result of Communist arming of Egypt, which has enabled that country to step up its aggressive designs and acts against Israel. The Madison Square Garden rally will demonstrate that the citizens of New York stand squarely in support of Israel, America’s only reliable friend in the Middle East. It is in America’s interest to help avert war by coming to the support of Israel and by offering a security pact to Israel. The American people will not allow Israel to become another Korea.”

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